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A photographer of striking versatility as well as one of the finest photographic printmakers that ever lived, Bob Carlos Clarke made a wide range of memorable images in his hugely successful career.

Highly regarded in the field, he worked in almost every sphere of photography; winning numerous awards for high-profile advertising campaigns, gaining recognition for his photojournalism and portraits of celebrities and achieving international acclaim from art dealers collectors of fine prints.

Born in Cork, Ireland in 1950, Carlos Clarke came to England in 1964 to study art and design at The West Sussex College of Art where he developed an interest in photography. He then went on to The London College of Printing, before completing his degree at the Royal College of Art in 1975.

He produced five books during his career: The Illustrated Delta of Venus (1979), Obsession (1981), The Dark Summer (1985), White Heat (with Marco Pierre White, 1990), and Shooting Sex (2003).

Since his death in March 2006, signed limited edition photographs by the artist have become extremely collectable due to their rare existence.

The now highly sought-after works from the ‘Love Dolls Never Die’ collection were published by Eyestorm in 2004 for his solo exhibition with the same name held at the Eyestorm gallery in November that year. This body of work transports Carlos Clarke’s brilliant technique into a world of ambiguous eroticism, resulting in a striking series of photographs that combines conceptual views on the female form as an object of desire with a dark sense of reality.

Bob Carlos Clarke

A photographer of striking versatility as well as one of the finest photographic printmakers that ever lived,