David Clugston is a native of Chicago and received his BFA in photography from the University of Illinois. Upon graduation Clugston headed to NY to start his commercial photography career. In New York David was able to refine his skills in lighting, composition and photo retouching. It wasn't long before the editorial community found him and became enthralled with his fresh, graphic aesthetic. Soon magazines such as Flaunt, Harper's Bazaar, V magazine, Wired and Outside Magazine began hiring him to shoot a variety of still life stories.
After four years shooting for editorial clients in New York, Clugston decided to follow his love for the outdoors and move to Seattle. The west coast welcomed David with open arms and it wasn't long before local agencies and clients became aware of his iconic style and began hiring him. "As a photographer I am an artist, technician and scientist," says Clugston. It is this mix of qualities and skills that has attracted clients such as Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Nike, McDonalds, Seattle Science Fiction Museum, New Balance, DDB, Publicis and Ogilvy's Cole and Weber. Clugston continues to shoot for editorial clients such as Outside Magazine, Flaunt, Wired and Bloomberg.
When David is not shooting he is out and about enjoying the outdoors with his wife Michelle.