Born and raised in New Jersey, Clay Pollioni is a die-hard surfer and professional model. Big framed, soft-spoken, and calm in heavy situations, Clay exemplifies the blue-collar surf scene that shaped him. He inherited an artistic sensibility from his father, a great surfer in his own right, and finds the ocean a source of constant inspiration for his competitive spirit. It was Clay’s deeply held determination that lead him to Hawaii to further his career as a pro surfer, a chapter of Clay’s life that offered both incredible challenges and invaluable rewards. As a Ford model Clay has worked on campaigns for major companies including J Crew, H & M, Theory, and you can find his face featured on billboards in Time Square and around the world.
Banner image: Ben Curr.
Other photography: Jack Reynolds (1, 6–10), Ben Curr (2–5).