I've got the best Canon cameras – but my best work comes from the urge to tell a story

Canon ambassador and professional photographer Clive Booth took Al Worden's portrait
(Image credit: Clive Booth)

On July 26, 1971, a five-year-old me is watching the launch of Apollo 15, one of the most complex missions of the entire Apollo space program and one of the first I can remember. As the Saturn Five rocket clears the tower, my Dad and I are glued to the tiny black and white TV set.

Dads’ passion for all things space was infectious and it left me with a sense that if we can put human beings on the moon, we can do anything, I can do anything! My Father and I shared this love and fascination with the cosmos until he died of cancer, far too soon, in September 1998.

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Clive Booth
Professional photographer

After a 20-year career as a graphic designer, Clive decided to follow his lifelong ambition and become a photographer and filmmaker. His use of prime lenses and selective focus along with natural, available, continuous and found light gives his work an atmospheric and ethereal quality. His unique style, along with constant experimentation with new technologies and techniques, has attracted numerous international clients, including fashion brands such as Hackett London, LVMH, H&M and beauty brands such as MAC Cosmetics and L’Oreal. He also works for such corporate giants as Asus, Intel, EY and Aston Martin. In his role as a Canon Ambassador Clive gives talks and workshops both here in the UK and across Europe. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge, experience, expertise and learnings with young people and collaborates on visual storytelling workshops for Canon's Young People Programme, Canon Student development program and is an advisory board member and teacher for the Ideas Foundation Charity.

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