clif furgison photography

Photographer Male Auburn Hills, Michigan, US
New York, New York, US
Mayhem # 2893594

About Me

I am a visual artist and professional fine art photographer with a special interest in human figure, fashion and themed shoots. I shoot both on location as well as in the studio. My background includes an undergraduate degree in Fine Art with my major focus in Photography, Music, and Theatre. I see models as performing artists requiring skill sets involving both acting and movement. My work is both inspired and informed by the art found in music, theater and dance.

I am married (happily full-time) with my wife being a professional dancer, director/actor and choreographer. She holds a Masters Degree in Fine Arts with a major in Theatre & Dance from the University of Michigan. In addition to her busy schedule, she manages my studio.

I enjoy helping models build their  portfolios or  assisting models with a specific project.  I am open to working with models from beginners to the very experienced and selectively accept TF shoots with promising or accomplished models.

I hire models to assist with specific artistic projects. I also host Themed Photographer Workshops at my studio where models are featured guest artists and compensated for their time and talent, NEVER having to rely on tips to make a living.

My primary studio is located in Auburn Hills with 1600 square feet of photographic possibilities. The set is sufficiently large to accommodate photo shoots ranging from automobiles, large circus animals to human models.  There are also  outdoor opportunities, with the Clinton River Trail and  Clinton River on either side of the studio. Then there is the quaint downtown area of Auburn Hills steps away (a must see during the holidays !). I also shoot twice a year in NYC with new and existing performing artist clients.

A spacious private dressing room, make-up and wardrobe area is available to prepare for the shoot.

My fees are negotiable based on the models' level of experience, the project and the number of edited/retouched images provided. TFP opportunities are selectively available depending on the model and the proposed project.

Professional memberships include:

Professional Photographers of America (PPA)
American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)
Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI)
National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP)


I am looking forward to the opportunity of working with you on any project, mine or yours.


MorganStanley Financial-Executive Portraits & Headshots
UBS Financial-Executive Portraits & Headshots
MES Solutions - Corporate Photo Collection
GPAC,LLC - Product & Executive Photography
Jackie Paige-FOX2/WWJ Radio - Promotional Photography
Josh Rubietta - Dancer (Eisenhower Dance Ensemble; Hubbard Street Dance, Chicago)
Samantha Smith - Dancer (Ballet Americana)
New York City Dance Alternative - Dance Company Promotional Photographs
Eisehhower Dance Ensemble - 2013
Striking Images, LLC - Greeting Card Photography

Formal Training:
      Bachelor of Fine Arts - Music, Theatre & Photography
      Ph.D. - Clinical Psychology

Trained with:
     David Birdsong Photography - Studio Lighting & Model Direction (Pontiac)
     Mary Duprie Photography - Set Design, Studio Lighting & Model Direction         
               Intensive Workshop (Pontiac)
     Peter Hurley, NYC - Headshot Intensive (Chicago)
     Joe McNally - Lighting Intensive  (Orlando)

The many wonderful and talented models credited individually in my portfolio



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