Clowns Talk about Clowning- YouTube Videos

Jim Moore, the variety arts photographer who has probably photographed more clowns than anybody in the history of photography, has been doing something new– he’s been videotaping clowns.

If you check out his YouTube videos (URL below), he’s putting up interviews with performers as they talk about their work, how they create their work, and even why they create their work.

Jim’s got tons of archival stuff, so who knows what else he’s got in his archives.

Recently he posted an interview with Keith Nelson of the Bindlestiff’s, and he’s also got David Engel and Hilary Chaplain talking about creating a new act for David’s character El Magnifico.

I suggest subscribing to his YouTube feed on the page, or checking in there pretty often to see what rare and interesting material he surfaces. He’ll also be interviewing somebody from the NY Downtown Clown Revue every month, where he remains the official staff photographer)

(And speaking of subscribing, thanks to the ever more efficient Pat Cashin of for the link to Keith’s interview. I knew Jim was putting these videos together, but didn’t think to mention them until I saw Pat’s post. He beats me to the punch a lot in posting stuff.) If you are not RSS’ing, you should be!

Jim’s Youtube page:

Pat Cashin’s Clown Alley:

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