Behind the Lens with Danny Clinch

Danny Clinch, Musical Conversation

Opening Reception in the Studio:  Sunday, September 8, 1 -4 PM

Demo/Presentation: Wednesday, September 25, 7 – 9 PM


Danny Clinch was born in Toms River, New Jersey and Graduated from Toms River High School East where he studied art under Guild member, Hal Stacy. He next attended Ocean County College and the New England School of Photography in Boston, MA and began his career as an intern for Annie Leibovitz.

Danny loves music. He listens to it, plays it, photographs it and films it. Through this passion Danny has stablished himself as one of the premier photographers across the entire music scene. He has shot and filmed a wide range of artists, from Johnny Cash to Tupac Shakur, from Bjork to Bruce Springsteen.

His work has appeared on hundreds of album covers and in publications like Vanity Fair, Spin, Rolling Stone, GQ, Esquire and more.

Clinch has presented his work in numerous galleries and published four books: Discovery Inn, When the Iron Bird Flies, Motor Drive and Still Moving.

As a director, Clinch has received 3 Grammy Award nominations. He has also directed music of artists like Willie Nelson, Tom Waits, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters and Dave Mathews, among others.

Clinch has recently increased his presence in Asbury Park, NJ by not only creating the Transparent Gallery, but also by stepping up as partner and promoter to the Sea Hear Now music, surfing, and arts festival.

Danny plays harmonica in the Tangiers Blues Band and will occasionally put down his harp in the middles of the set, pick up his Leica, and begin photographing his band members. During times like these, Danny Clinch is a very happy man.