Hello my name is Herbert Damien McCloud V aka HerbertDamien and I am a photographer in San Francisco California. For most of my life photography has been a way to intertwine my love of people and social interaction with my artistic vision and passion as an entrepreneur.
Since my teens, I’ve been photographing a variety of subjects from live music events to private family functions. This path has led me to fashion, event and wedding photography in my present life. I began my professional career as visual artist in graphic design where my skills as a photographer became a great advantage.
Now, it is my design skills that compliment my photography; composition, color and emotion are hallmarks of my creative process all in the capturing of images as well as the design of the final gallery installation.
I feel truly blessed to live my life as an artist and have the opportunity to perfect my craft on a daily basis. San Francisco is my canvass and its beautiful people are my inspiration. When not photographing Weddings in Northern California and abroad, my work can be seen regularly my of social event, fashion, editoria, venue, food, photography inside 944 Magazine.
I love to bring happiness to others through my art by capturing their special moments and by helping them feel wonderful and beautiful as they truly are.
When I arrive at a shoot, I always try to exude the essence of my personality, which are my smile, positive energy, calm demeanor, love of learning, and relentless work ethic.
"I look forward to capturing all the special moments in my clients lives, not just one. I want to be your photographer – the guy you can count on to capture life events big and small."
Sapient was founded in San Diego California and in 2003 Moved business to Berkeley, CA.
Sapient Designs name changed to Sapient Studios relocating to the SOMA district of San Francisco with the goal of establishing a new brand and style of portrait, wedding, event and fashion photography.
2010 - 2011
In 2010 in Collaboration with Jessica Rae from the RAE Agency, Sapient Studios created “Capture – The Live Fashion Experience” which is a bi-monthly fashion and industry event taking place in San Francisco and Mexico City. In
In 2011 we plan on expanding the Capture event to San Diego and Las Vegas. Capture – Is the next generation on fashion shows which immerse guest in the whole production of a live conceptual or editorial fashion photography shoot. We work with local brands, companies, designers, stylists, make-up artists, jewelry, product and interior designers. It’s our goal to publish a quarterly online magazine and print a biannual limited edition coffee table books each year.
2011 - Sapient Studios / Capture "The Live Fashion Experience" / Eye of Passion Weddings
2012 - 2013
Currently located in DogPatch / SOMA we are looking at remodeling our 3500 square foot facility and make it Ultra boutique and retail location in Union Square. We plan to have our new studio to be a full service providing – Fashion, Wedding, Modeling, Portraiture, Family, Product and Advertising Photography. We will also have some large spaces to have boutiqe conventions, socail and charitable events, a local photographic arts gallery, and built in runway for ongoing weekly fashion shows.
"We will also have in house hair, make-up, wardrobe areas where staff stylists, designers, and creative directors can work closely and quickly to provide any service our clients should need."
Sapient Labs 2012 will mark the start of Sapient Labs a new bay area technology company providing innovative and much needed solutions for photographers. This will include; iPhone /Android Apps Development, robotic studio lighting R&D, workshops, and user groups.
2012 - BlueSky LightGrid - Finance, Funding, Design, Manufacturing, Sales, Marketing and Biz Dev
2012 - Current Apps in development, the all new Via.Me
2012 - Name new Staff photographer for Bay Fashion Magazine
Local and National Reviews / National Lifestyle, Entertainment, Fashion and Events Magazine
Client Sampling: Diagio (Don Julio and Jose Cuervo, Bulleit Rye), Seventeen Magazine (Hearst Media), Mobclix (A Velti Company), RadiumOne & Via.Me (Formerly Gwallet) Jim Beam, Moët Hennessy, 944 Magazine, San Francisco City Hall, Dan McCall Catering, French Tuesdays, Western Athletic Clubs,The Wedding Coach, Otis, Yoshi's, The Kimpton Group, The Butcher Shop Creative, The Rae Agency, Max Vangeli Productions, Latino A Morir, Slide Ultra Lounge, Supperclub, PartyPanda
Reviews 944 Magazine - Local / National Lifestyle, Entertainment, Fashion and Events Magazine