About the artist:

Claude grew up behind the cold war iron curtain, specifically East Berlin.

He left his enclosed home country at an early age of 19 and has been roaming the world ever since.
He now lives and works in South East Asia for more than 15 years. When asked if his photographic work is related to the circumstances he grew up with his response is this:

"As an artist I want to create an overall body of work of someone who walked out of his childhood home, slid down the rabbit hole and never ceased to stumble around wondering and exploring with his mouth wide open. I have no interest in reporting back the realities of my exploratory territories but rather pick fragmented bits and pieces to create my own tunes that I can dance to and perform for others. Tunes that tell stories of the otherness, disparity and mystery of places far away from home. Stories that ignite curiosity rather than educate, stories that will pull YOU down the rabbit hole and make you want to follow me..."


 

solo exhibition

2016

  • 'Dreams of a Distant Place', AREZZO & FOTOGRAFIA BIENNALE, Arezzo / Italy
     

selected group exhibition

2017

  • ‘Black + White 2017’The Center for Fine Art Photography, juror: Ann M Jastrab
  • ‘Intimate Portraits’PhotoPlace Gallery, juror: Joyce Tenneson
  • ‘Visual Armistice’, Plates to Pixels Annual Juried Exhibition, online exhibition

2016

  • ‘Tabula Rasa’, Artspace OBERFETT, Hamburg / Germany
  • ‘Light’A Smith Gallery, juror Jennifer Schlesinger
  • ‘Haunted’Darkroom Gallery, juror Russell Joslin
  • ‘Landscapes’Film Shooters Collective, online exhibition
  • ‘Fishing for Iconography II’A Smith Gallery, wheat pasted in public places in Johnson City, Texas
  • 'Px3 Paris Photography Prize 10th Anniversary Exhibition', Gallery Espace Beaurepaire, Paris/France
  • 'Tribe', juried group exhibition, LightBox Photographic Gallery, juror: Blue Mitchell
  • 'Intimate Alchemy', 2016 anual juried exhibition, Plates to Pixels Gallery, juror: Blue Mitchell
  • 'Flawed / An instant film exhibition', juried group exhibition, A Smith Gallery, juror: Michael Kirchoff

2015

  • 'Beauty Where You FInd It.', juried group exhibition, LightBox Photographic Gallery, juror: Connie and Jerry Rosenthal of Rfotofolio
  • 'Open Theme - 1st PopUp Show', juried group exhibition, LightBox Photographic Gallery - Astoria,OR,
    Honorable Mention
  • 'Fading', juried group exhibition, PH21 Gallery Budapest
  • KL International Photo Awards 2015, Portrait Photography, winner and finalists exhibition
  • 'A world beyond', juried group exhibition, PH21 Gallery Budapest
  • 'Instamatic', online group exhibition by "Don't take pictures" magazine
  • 'Portraiture: Expression and Gesture', juried group exhibition, PhotoPlace Gallery, juror: Karen Haas

2014

  • 'Exposure 2014', juried group exhibition, Open Shutter Gallery, juror: Jimmy Williams

2013

  • 'Faces', juried group exhibition, Darkroom Gallery, juror: Elizabeth Avedon
  • 'Exposure 2013', juried group exhibition, Open Shutter Gallery, juror: Cara Weston
  • 'The Last Spooky Show', juried group exhibition, Lightbox Gallery
  • 'Curiouser and Curiouser: Photographic Dreams and Fictions', juried group exhibition, PhotoPlace Gallery, juror: Blue Mitchell
  • 'Psyche', juried online exhibition, Linus Galleries
  • 'Mobil Magic II', juried group exhibition, Lightbox Gallery, juror: David Carol
  • 'PhotoCraft2', juried group exhibition, Lightbox Gallery, juror Blue Mitchell
  • 'City', juried group exhibition, Darkroom Gallery, juror: Stephen Perloff
  • 'Long Shot 2013', Photo Center NW, group exhibition

2011

  • 'Persona', juried group exhibition, Darkroom Gallery, juror: Chris Buck
  • 'Exposure 2011': 2nd Annual Open Shutter Gallery Juried Exhibition, juror: Steve McCurry, Excellence Award Winner
  • 'Wonderland: Photographic Fantasies', juried group exhibition, PhotoPlace Gallery, juror: Blue Mitchell
  • 'About Me', juried online exhibition, F-Stop Magazine
  • 'A True Story', juried group exhibition, Darkroom Gallery, juror: Peter Turnley
  • 'The Language of Light', juried group exhibition, PhotoPlace Gallery, juror: Paul Paletti
  • 'THAT'S WEIRD!', juried group exhibition, Gallery 1650, juror: Billy the Mime
  • 'The Self Image', juried online exhibition, Plates to Pixels, juror: Jennifer Schwartz

2010

  • 'Scene on the Street', juried group exhibition, Vermont Photo Space, juror: Ed Kashi
  • 'Wide-Awake Dreaming', juried group exhibition, PhotoPlace Gallery, juror: Russell Joslin
  • 'Art for books', charity group exhibition, Rotery Club Bangkok
  • 'Faces', juried online exhibit, honorable mention, WIPI, jurors: Sarah Hughes, Keith Milton, Sophie Mörner

Publications

 

2017

  • The Hand magazine issue #16 - featured piece from "Dreams of a Distant Place" series
  • One Twelve Publishing, video series ‘Handcrafted Photography’, video interview

 

2016

  • ‘Don’t Take Pictures’ Magazine, “Oppa #01” featured as ‘Photo of the Day’
  • Seities Magazine issue “Music”, featured piece from “Dreams of a Distant Place”
  • The Hand magazine issue #13 – back cover with work from "Naraka, Buddhist Hell"
  • Invited guest artist at “12:12 Men”’s for their themed "Doppelgänger" online compilation
  • BLUR Magazine issue #48, feature article “Naraka, Buddhist Hell”

 

2015

  • Plates to Pixels Gallery, featured artist month October, online portfolio from "Naraka" series
  • Seities Magazine, "Macabre" issue, published works from "Naraka" series in print
  • Pryme Magazine, issue #4 - artist interview and selected works from the "Dreams of a Distant Place" series in print
  • The Hand magazine issue #8 - published work from "Waters are rising" series in print
  • ND Magazine - featured portfolio
  • Pryme Magazine, featured blog article

2014

  • The AppWhisperer Blog - feature article on "Dreams of a Distant Place" series
  • LensCulture magazine - feature article on "Dreams of a Distant Place" series
  • Impossible Project Blog - feature article on "Dreams of a Distant Place" series
  • The Hand magazine issue #6 - three published works from the "Dreams of a Distant Place" series in print

2011

  • "Sanctuary of Truth", feature article, publication in Sawaddi Magazine

2010

  • "The living and the Dead", feature, publication in Bangkok Post
  • "Celebration of the Dead", photo-essay, publication in Sawaddi Magazine
  • "Portfolio of the month", feature, publication in Asian Photography Magazine

2009

  • "Images in the morning mist", photo-essay, publication in Sawaddi Magazine

Awards

  • 9th POLLUX AWARD 2016, portrait category, finalist
  • Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2016, Professional Fine Art People: Second Prize
  • Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2016, Professional Fine Art (Other): Honorable Mention
  • Monochrome Awards 2015, Professional – Conceptual category, Honorable Mention
  • IPA Lucie Awards 2015, Fine Art Other: Honorable Mention
  • IPA Lucie Awards 2015, Fine Art Portrait: Honorable Mention
  • KL International Photo Awards 2015, Portrait Photography, finalist 
  • 'Exposure 2011': 2nd Annual Open Shutter Gallery Juried Exhibition, juror: Steve McCurry, Excellence Award Winner
  • Best Shot 2011, juried competition, WPGA, runner up award + book feature,  juror: Julio Hardy
  • 'Portrait & People' 2011, juried competition, WPGA, silver award + book feature, juror: WPGA Team and Julio Hardy
  • 'black & white & color' 2010, juried competition,WIPI, 1st prize portrait category + honorable mention, juror: Susan Spiritus.