Danny Clinch loves music. He listens to it, plays it, photographs it, and films it. Danny has established himself as one of the premiere photographers of the popular music scene. He has photographed and filmed a wide range of artists, from Johnny Cash to Tupac Shakur, from Bjork to Bruce Springsteen.
His work has appeared in publications such as Vanity Fair, Spin, Rolling Stone, GQ, Esquire, The New Yorker, and The New York Times Magazine, and his photographs have appeared on hundreds of album covers.
Clinch has presented his work in numerous galleries and published two books: Discovery Inn (1998) and When the Iron Bird Flies (2000), and is currently working on a new book of his photographs, to be published by Abrams. His advertising clients include John Varvatos, American Express, Gap, Absolut, and more.
As a director, Clinch has received 2 Grammy Award nominations: in 2005 for Bruce Springsteen’s “Devils and Dust” and in 2009 for John Mayer’s “Where The Light Is.” He has also directed music videos for Willie Nelson, Tom Waits, Pearl Jam, John Legend, Avett Brothers, Foo Fighters and Dave Matthews, among others.
Other music documentaries and concert films directed by Clinch include 2007s “Immagine in Cornice,” following Pearl Jam through their Italy tour, 2006s “Skin & Bones” featuring the Foo Fighters, and several films from the Bonnaroo music festival.
Danny Plays harmonica in the Tangiers Blues Band and will occasionally put down his harp in the middle of a set, and pick up his Leica and begin photographing his band members. At that point, Danny Clinch is a very happy man.