Emin Kadi originally studied architecture and art history in his hometown Detroit, Michigan. While on vacation in New York he was scouted by a modeling agent, which resulted in a successful career for eight years. He stumbled upon his talent for photography completely by coincidence while on a modeling assignment in Milan, Italy. Self taught, Emin has since photographed thousands of models and has been published in over a hundred magazines. Although he is best known as founder of Clear Magazine, he still finds time for photography and art direction for clients internationally.