Charlie Clift


Charlie has dangled CEOs upside down, gone undercover with drug cops, set Michelin star chefs on fire and discussed peace with Nobel Prize winners – all in pursuit of a great photograph. His drive is to tell personal stories with a twist of the unexpected.

He works globally for a range of editorial and commercial clients including the BBC, BAFTA, The Sunday Times Magazine, Wired, the Premier League, Samsung, AXA, The British Council and many others.

To keep things fresh Charlie always has a personal project on the go. From a collective portrait of British emigrants to capturing the spirit of his neighbourhood, he experiments with different ways of creating images and telling stories.

Charlie’s work had been published and exhibited widely. You might have seen it in the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery, The Creative Review Photo Annual, the Association of Photographers Awards and Portrait of Britain.


BAFTA, The BBC, The Sunday Times Magazine, The Observer Food Monthly, The Independent Magazine, Svenska Dagbladet Perfect Guide, Time Out, Time to Change, Action for Children, Help for Heroes, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Premier League, British Council, UnitedHealthcare Global, Samsung, Lloyds Bank, Shire, Bayer, Roche, Actavis, AXA, Allianz, Admiral, LV, Papa John’s, Crew Clothing, Gusbourne Wines, University of Bristol


Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize Exhibition 2017, Creative Review Photo Annual 2017, Association of Photographers Awards Finalist 2017, Travel Photographer of the Year Finalist 2017, Portrait of Britain 2017, Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize Exhibition 2016, Association of Photographers Awards Finalist 2016, Association of Photographers Awards Finalist 2015

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