One of the first media people I was blessed with having the pleasure of meeting in LA eons ago was the one and only Clinton H. Wallace. If memory serves me correctly, we met at The West of Brooklyn premiere. He is a trusted friend and colleague and has been like a big brother to me. Clinton is of Cuban and German ancestry on his mother’s side and Jamaican and Scottish ancestry on his father’s side, but for some reason, the Cuban and Jamaican sides stand out the most to me personality-wise, so I affectionally refer to him at the “Cubaican” or “Cubi” for short. This stylish fellow is known for his scarves. Even a hot LA summer can’t keep him away from his trademark scarves. His favorite brands are Paul Smith, Emporio Armani and J.Crew.
Clinton grew up in Morristown, New Jersey and has quite an interesting and worldy academic pedrigree. After he graduated from New York University with a degree in Communication Studies, he attended school in Europe at the prestigious Sorbonne in Paris where he studied French language and History and Universidad de Granada in Spain where he studied Spanish language and History. He then went on to work as a staff photographer for the Washington Square News and Latin Style Magazine before becoming the west coast staff photographer for Globe Photos Inc. Clinton is a very established international celebrity photographer with his work appearing in People Magazine, E! Entertainment, In Touch Weekly, Beverly Hills Times, Cosmopolitan, US Weekly, and Vanity Fair.
Clinton is also an established and award-winning film producer of Violent Blue, Blue Dream, Machete Joe, and American Mobster as well as the documentary Germantown: The Lost History Of Seafordtown Jamaica. He has two beautiful photobooks called Discover Malta and Cuba, which will be coming out this fall.