Images and Ideas

More than just pretty pictures: these images are backed up with an editorial sensibility, which assists in the matching of photographs to concepts, images to ideas. Able to illustrate writing assignments, but stock images also offered.

Extant photos (color transparencies and digital images), approximately 35,000

As of 11/08/21:


England and Scotland

China (Beijing, Xian, Wuhan, Chongching, Chengdu), Hong Kong (Kowloon Peninsula, Hong Kong Island, New Territories), Tibet (Lhasa)


Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Bali

Southern India







Austria and Hungary






Natural Science


photos covering most aspects of and locations in Australia, including deserts, rainforests, ancient plateaus, remote beaches, rugged outback, remote settlements, rural towns, bustling cities, waterfalls, wildlife, flowers, trees, birds, butterflies, aboriginal rock art, geological features, and historical sites -- from Sydney to Perth, Tasmania to Darwin, the Great Barrier Reef to the remote Kimberley Ranges.

quaint (sheep blocking traffic, flower-covered stone walls), rural (wild horses of the New Forest to charming villages of Cornwall and Devon), historical (castles, ruins, guards), scenic (lochs and glens, brooding cliffs and sweeping mountains), ancient (Roman baths, Stonehenge, Avebury, mounds), urban (from London to Inverness).

big cities, remote villages, hutongs, Yangtze River, pagodas, palaces, temples, narrow streets, open markets, bicycles, bamboo, pandas, laborers, noodle makers, prayer flags, farmers, fishermen, sampans, Great Wall, city walls, mountains, artwork, beauty and irony.

Mongol horsemen, reindeer people, ancient temples, endless steppe, amazing Gobi Desert (dunes, mountains, rock formations), glorious Lake Khuvzgul, nomads, yaks, camels, Naadam Festival.

charm, beauty, bustle, thatched huts, glorious palaces, ornate temples, Buddhist monks, boat people, school children, dancers, workers, craftspeople, markets, bicycles, rickshaws, trishaws, tuktuks, elephants, water buffalo, monkeys, Death Train, hill tribes, ancient cultures, narrow streets, terraced rice paddies, snarled traffic, flower market, vegetable markets, fish markets, Night Market, Mekong River, River Kwai (and the bridge), Hanoi, Halong Bay, Angkor Wat.

temples, silks, spices, fish nets, open-air markets, houseboats, chefs, processions, Kathakali dancers, rice harvest, life in town and along the waterways, patient cows, friendly people, and great beauty.

Istanbul, Ephesus, Miletus, Priene, Didma, Cappadocia; Bosphorus cruise, glorious views, palaces, hand-made rugs, Roman ruins, Greek ruins, Spice Bazaar, church history, tile factories, farms, wonderful markets.

Newfoundland, Ottawa, Quebec City, Vancouver, Victoria, and the Yukon -- from Parliament to totem poles, cityscapes to scenery, Chateau Frontenac to Chinatown to Caribou Crossing to cod fishing, walled city, waterfall, wild flowers, whale flukes, redcoats, gardens, mountains, and more.

cityscapes, landscapes, Aztec, Mixtec, Zapotec, and Maya ruins, bustling food markets, craftwork, thatched huts and palaces, haciendas, cenotes, sisal plantations, making mescal and weaving blankets, chocolate grinders, zocalos, birdlife (especially flamingos), Mexico City, Oaxaca, the Yucatan Peninsula.

Rabat, Fes, Meknes, Volubilis, Marrakech, Aït Ben Haddou, the Sahara, the Atlas Mountains, bustling markets, Roman ruins, olive groves, camels, caleches, carpets, Casbah, the Medinah, tanneries, potteries, bakeries, farms, fossils, Jemaa el Fna, souks, snake charmers, Berbers, and fabulous food.

big city and small village, snow-capped volcano and tropical rainforest, Indian markets, colonial charm, children, farmers, flowers, beggars, birds, boas, and "the Middle of the World" -- the monument that marks the equator.

Snowscapes, geysers, Icelandic horses, icy waterfalls.

mountains and rivers, palaces and cathedrals, Habsburg to Hundertwasser, markets, musicians, quaint villages, grand monuments. In Austria--Upper and Lower Austria, Styria, Salzburg, and Vienna. In Hungary--Budapest only.

busy town, quiet beaches, clear water, lush countryside, poverty, artisans, bananas and sugar cane, monkeys, tortoises, exotic flowers, and sunsets.

most from Greater Midwest (from images associated with my books, Midwest Maize and Destination Heartland, to those highlighting regional history, destinations, events, and culture), Virginia (Mount Vernon, Fredericksburg, Jamestown, Yorktown, Williamsburg, Charlotte, Monticello, Appomatox, Blue Ridge Mountains, Winchester), Washington, D.C., southern Arizona (Tombstone, Bisby, cacti , copper mine, landscapes), and southern New Mexico (White Sands National Monument, petroglyphs, City of Rocks, plains, mountains, train trestles, pistachio groves, cacti, rockets).

Also have images from Alaska (Skagway, glaciers), Florida (birds, alligators, cypress swamps, Key West, Dry Tortugas), Maryland (Annapolis, Ft. McHenry, Antietam), Washington (old-growth rainforest, Olympic Mountains, tidal pools, Seattle, San Juan Islands), Louisiana (New Orleans, bayous, plantations), West Virginia (Harper's Ferry), and California (Ojai, olive groves, Santa Barbara, LA).

one of my specialties -- cloud formations, storms, rainbows, sunsets, moonrise.

birds (wild and domestic, common and exotic), insects (especially butterflies, dragonflies, and bees), mammals (domestic and wild), and reptiles (frogs, snakes, lizards)

flowers especially, wild and domestic, plus foliage plants, carnivorous plants, water plants, trees, fungus and mushrooms, mold, lichens, moss.

geological formations (from famous features, such as Ayers Rock, to illustrations of phenomena, such as erosion), eco-systems/scenics (rainforest, desert, wetlands, etc.), glaciers, rocks, fossils, seashells, weather/seasons.

primarily related to food history, travel, or culture, including markets from around the world, farms, rice paddies, street cooks, noodle makers, fishing, harvesting, and more.

All material copyrighted: artwork ©Darch Clampitt; text and photos ©Cynthia Clampitt