Clayhaus.net Photography is Jeff Clay.
Trained in the sciences and working professionally in the information technology field, I am largely a self-taught photographer that has been creating images for over three decades. In early 2008 I embarked on a new phase of my life by launching Clayhaus Photography. Since that time I have been refining my personal approach to fine art photography by developing a high level of technical skill as well as honing the creative expression that is my “artistic voice.” This has resulted in a growing collection of rich and diverse portfolios.
I’ve always loved the twin pursuits of exploring and discovery, whether they are in the natural or built landscapes. Both are now closely linked to my photographic processes and creations. In the field, I control the subject matter and composition and seek with my eyes and cameras the photograph to take. Working later, with my computer, I make the image my imagination wills. The camera and the computer, field and office, exploration and discovery, all are the yin and yang of my work guided by skill, created by artistic intent.
Reflecting different personal interests, my photographic techniques and subjects are also diverse. Gothic cathedrals, still life, dusty mediaeval villages, modern architecture, abstract patterns of light and shadow, remote desert valleys, the people and places of the globe, these and more are all parts of the varied canvas I photograph.
Since starting Clayhaus Photography, I have had numerous solo shows as well as been part of group exhibits and have as well participated in a number of festivals and arts-and-crafts shows. I’ve also won a number of professionally-judged competitions and have taught photography classes and led workshops. In 2014 I initiated and coordinated a photographic exhibit at the Natural History Museum of Utah in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. I have been exhibiting my work at the Local Colors of Utah Gallery since 2009.