About Clay Hayner Born in Albuquerque, NM. I picked up my dad’s camera at the age of ten. Within a few months, my dad knew he was never getting his camera back. I earned my BFA from the University of New Mexico, and moved to California to begin my professional career. I lived and worked in San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles before making my home base in Dallas, Texas. After exploring photography for some time, I realized I get the most satisfaction photographing people - whether it’s with product, engaging in activities, the animals they love (especially dogs!) or the places where they travel. (Travel photography has become a recent passion.) I’m especially grateful for the friendships I’ve gained doing what I love. I now travel across the country working with the best advertising agencies and corporate brands with some of the best people I know. When I’m not behind the camera, I spend my free time running and rescuing dogs.