Award-winning photographer. Filmmaker. Writer. Raised in New Orleans. Based in NYC. Clayton mixes art and fashion with technology. Kanye West loved his fashion story about black skinheads. He gets zef with Die Antwoord. His Long Portraits inspired a Superbowl commercial. He got dirty during Hurricane Katrina. He thinks subculture is culture. He thinks deeply about how the present creates the future.
Clayton’s dad was a Canadian national, running pot over the border from Mexico. His mom was a Cajun hippie runaway, go-go dancing on Bourbon Street. They met, married, and went on a lifelong road trip, conceiving Clayton in the back of a VW van on the way.
Advertising clients include: Dolby, Converse, Nike, Microsoft, Charles & Colvard, HarperCollins, Eli Lilly, Ad Council, David Yurman, Interscope Records, Mulholland Books, HBO. Agencies include: Saatchi & Saatchi, BBDO, Grey Worldwide, VSA, Brand New School, Mother New York. Editorial clients include: Vogue, Rolling Stone, Vibe, The FADER, Glamour, Elle, GQ, Surface, SPIN, Village Voice, Planet, URB, The Source, Vice, Nerve, Metropop, Oyster, Smithsonian, Icon, Dezeen, Zink, XXL, New York Magazine, WIRED, Mass Appeal, The Times Magazine.
Clayton’s impressive online presence has garnered 150k organic and highly-engaged followers across all major social media platforms. And Clayton’s art and music videos have been viewed over 50 million times, and feature artists like Die Antwoord, Big Freedia, Xiu Xiu, Cocorosie, Stoya, and Nicky Da B.
Clayton is currently based in NYC.