[Interview] Aerial photographer Tommy Clarke and The Frame give viewers a spectacular bird’s eye view of the world – Samsung Newsroom UK


Establishing a perfectly balanced home decor means adorning your walls with the right things. But what if, instead of having to choose a single piece of art to put a piece together, you could choose several?

Samsung’s lifestyle TV, The Frame, is known for its ability to recreate images that look remarkably like physical prints and paintings, with quantum dots in the panels making colors more vivid and accentuating contrast. The Frame has been offering curated selections since 2017, with the Art Store providing access to a vast array of artwork from a multitude of eras and contributions from world-renowned galleries and museums.

Under its monthly theme “Wild and Free,” the Art Store features world-renowned photographer Tommy Clarke, whose aerial photography transports viewers to scenic, dream-like destinations. Samsung Newsroom caught up with Clarke to learn more about her creative journey and work.

Bamboo umbrellas (2019)

The view from above

Since picking up a camera for the first time, Clarke knew that photography would allow him to capture his artistic vision in a way that no other way could. “I discovered that I could more easily capture what I wanted with a camera,” he says. “Plus, I can have my camera with me at all times!

And Clarke’s preference for aerial photography has taken him all over the world, from Miami Beach to Iceland, as he searches for interesting scenes to capture. “From there, it’s a question of whether I can fly over the area by helicopter or by plane,” he says. “When the stars align, I grab a camera and go.”

Rather than orchestrating a scene, Clarke prefers to capture what is happening naturally beneath him, flying high enough that people aren’t looking at him, but low enough that he can capture those important details.

Tommy clarke

Capture incredible colors around the world

For Clarke, color is essential when it comes to getting the perfect shot. “Colors are perhaps the most important part of my photos. That’s what catches the eye first and that’s why my photos are hung on walls all over the world, ”he says. “Capturing incredible colors – whether they come from sandbanks in Australia or colorful beach towels in Saint Tropez – is what gives my photos their beauty.”

And technology plays a huge role in ensuring that these colors are accurately reflected. On The Frame, which produces 100% color volume using quantum dot technology, the colors have a lifelike quality that truly communicates the intention of the artist. “I’m used to world-class printers and museum-quality paper, so when I first saw my images on The Frame, I was blown away,” he notes. “Colors come out the same way they do in a physical print. “

Playa Coast (2015)

Redefining the standards

With technology like The Frame’s QLED display now at her disposal, Clarke says her craft is changing. “I would be ready to set up a fully digital exhibition now. Technology like The Frame gives me complete confidence that my images will be displayed exactly as I want them to be, ”he says. “Given the choice of doing an exhibit with five screens on the wall showing rotating images, or printing and framing forty images, I would go for The Frame every time. “

Additionally, with The Frame, users gain access to an ever-growing, one-of-a-kind art library. In Clarke’s opinion, “The best part about The Frame is that you don’t have to choose just one picture to hang on the wall. Often times people in my gallery are torn when deciding which image to buy. But The Frame solves this problem by allowing them to rotate the images they display.

8 of Clarke’s pieces are available today on Art Store and The Frame.


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