John Claridge was born in the East
End of London in 1944. From the age of 15 to 17, he worked in the
photographic department of a London advertising agency. During this
time he met and worked with designer Robert Brownjohn. From 17 to
19 John was assistant to American photographer David Montgomery.
At the age of 19, he opened his own studio in the City of London.
Since then he has worked for most
leading advertising agencies and clients in Europe, USA and Japan.
His work has been exhibited worldwide, and he has been presented
with over 250 awards for outstanding photography, both editorial
The Victoria & Albert Museum London,
and The Arts Council of Great Britain Archives hold a permanent
collection of his photographs, whilst selected works have been auctioned
at Christie's, London.