Industrial Age

These photographs have been selected because they contain all aspects of Clay’s work. The ultimate professional he approaches the diverse qualities of his assignments in his unique way, combining integrity with great observation and distilling the essence of his subjects, whether portraying the perfection of an exquisites rose, photographing a monolithic turbine, or taking a revealing portrait. David Noble, author, journalist and publicist, has long recognised this rare quality and has commissioned and worked with Clay on many assignments.

Here are the results of an extraordinary project for ABB, Asea Brown Boveri who manufacture robotics, heavy electrical equipment and automation technology worldwide. They asked for a brochure show the extent of their work.

Clay was sent on a round-the-world trip starting in Europe, then from Paris to New York on Concord, where he photographed the Amtrack train, then by helicopter and planes on to Rio where he worked with an armed guard. From there on to the Iguazu Falls, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Tokyo at night, and to Jourdan, culminating in a trip to North of the Artic Circle in Norway, on a skidoo. An extraordinarily demanding trip never to be forgotten, an example of his versatility and dedication.