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William Claxton (photographer)
American photographer and author

William Claxton (photographer)

William Claxton (photographer)
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Intro American photographer and author
A.K.A. Clax, Clax Claxton
Was Photographer
From United States of America
Field Arts
Gender male
Birth 12 October 1927, Pasadena
Death 11 October 2008, Los Angeles (aged 81 years)
Spouse: Peggy Moffitt
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William Claxton (October 12, 1927 – October 11, 2008) was an American photographer and author.


Born in Pasadena, California, Claxton's works included a book of photographs of Steve McQueen, and Jazz Life, a book of photographs depicting jazz artists in the 1960s. He was best known for his photography of jazz musicians including Chet Baker. Claxton also photographed celebrities and models.

In 1967, he created the film Basic Black, a work that is credited as the first "fashion video" and is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The music for the film, using a Moog synthesizer, was composed by award-winning artist David Lucas.

He married model Peggy Moffitt in 1960 and had one son, Christopher M. Claxton, born in 1973. Claxton died on October 11, 2008 of complications from congestive heart failure, one day before his 81st birthday.

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