Clark and Pougnaud born in 1963 and 1962 respectively were both raised in France.

Clark comes from a line of photographers. He started as his father’s assistant before opening his own studio in the 80’s.

Pougnaud was strongly influenced by her grandmothers, both painters, and her mother who comes from the theatre world.

In the late 90’s they became partners and worked in duo. Clark is taking pictures and Pougnaud is building miniature sets in which the models will take place. Clark’s north american roots and the 5 years period Pougnaud spent in the US, naturally had an effect upon their work. In 2000 they received an award by HP foundation which was followed by an exhibition at the Maison Europeenne de la Photographie ( MEP) in Paris, In 2006 they won the HSBC photography award.