Clevis “FOTO” Harrison is an artist, photographer and Creative Director. Inspired by his father, Donald Harrison, who is a former photographer, Clevis chose to pursue photography while studying Art at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina. Meanwhile, Harrison developed an interest in the world of photography and became inquisitive about this field. Through a never-ending drive to learn the “tricks of the trade”, he became a self- taught photographer who cultivated his talent by photographically documenting the personal life stories of political and entertainment figures.
Many include President Barack Obama, James Clyburn (Congressman), Princess (Saudi Arabian Royalty), Alshon Jeffery (Chicago Bears), Derek Anderson (Former NBA Player), Big Sean (Rapper), Lil Wayne (Rapper), Drake (Rapper), Miguel (Singer), Kevin Hart (Comedian), Young Jeezy (Rapper), Jasmine Sanders (Super Model), and many more. While he developing a style of his own that clearly illustrates such emotions as honesty and humor, Harrison set out to document what he loves most… music and sports.
In 2011, Clevis was awarded his first major record company contract to document the life of the world-renowned singer/songwriter, rapper, record producer, and actor, Tremaine “Trey Songz” Neverson. Harrison’s remarkable work has led him to earn the title of Director of Photography for Trey Songz Production, the upcoming Anticipation 2our 2011 and the current Chapter V tour. Currently Mr. Harrison travels the world with Trey Songz as his personal photographer while seizing many other opportunities to shoot other various celebrity clientele.
“I am just an artist and story teller using my God given talent to document the history of my era and what I truly have a passion for. At this point of my life, I am understanding my blessing and accepting the opportunities to grow with my clients while bringing the world of imagery into a vision, and then into their reality; no matter who they are… whether blue or white collars… they are all my superheroes. I find the human condition in my work truly remarkable because I can bring out true character while I create art.”
– Clevis “FOTO” Harrison