Hi, I’m Claudio. My nomadic explorations changed not only my life dramatically, but also the way I observe things. I’m convinced that photography is an universal language – and perhaps the most seductive of all art forms, as it helps to exalt our world consciousness, and might even lead the way to a more tolerant society. As a wandering photojournalist I strive to envision topics which I believe go beyond western imagination. I find myself becoming more and more jaded with unusual photo essays. Being well aware of the ongoing modernization I’ve set my focus on extraordinary traditions and strange lifestyles all over Asia.
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Some words about the previous years
I’ve spent the last third of my life in Switzerland – A country of paradoxes. The small valley I called my home nestled in front of a majestic mountain range surrounded by a big lake, meadows and forests, green in summer and golden by autumn. Tranquil life. But even in my younger years, I felt an untamable desire to break away from this society which despite their high comfort level routinely complains about all matters. No doubt, there must be so much more outside this illusive oasis. These thoughts kept me awake. Around four years ago I had been saving up enough liberty money to leave for the unknown.
After roaming half a year through the marvelous nature of South of Latin America I’ve reached the United States. Thousands of Miles, an infinite number of National Parks and expensive lodging forced my decision to buy a rusty, roaring monster on wheels. It carried me from Westcoast to Eastcoast and back to Westcoast trustingly. After enjoying wintertime in the area of Vancouver I changed snowboard against surfboard and flew to Hawaii for some Aloha spirit. Cherry blossoms were already blooming when I arrived in Japan. After a quick visit to South Korea I was keen to explore China’s rural Southwest. Weird Hindustan was next until the earthquake struck Nepal – I decided to fly over to take a look behind the scenes of a very corrupted government. After some time back in India I’ve spent four months in newly democratic Myanmar until I got deported in case of illegal boat ownership and expired visa. Thailand, Cambodia, Lao, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Indonesia kept me excited for another two years. It was the right time to do something stupid again, so I’ve tried crossing East Timor on a pony’s back. Eventually, I felt well-travelled enough to stroll through Papua New Guinea’s hinterland alone. Heavy Malaria and some mind-blowing stories later I needed a long vacation in the Philippines, my last destination within Southeast Asia.
Any sort of exploration will almost certainly raise one’s consciousness of the world we share. But even if I enjoy being on the road all the time I strongly believe that the most amazing journey one can set off for is self-discovery and self-creation. I became what I’ve always strived to be – A nomadic photographer following its passion. I am fortunate to be able to spend a good amount of time on personal projects, traveling and collaborating with inspiring people. From my new base in Southeast Asia I’m planning ongoing photography adventures.
Moreover I’m happy to consider assignments, let’s talk about our collaboration now!
- stock photography and image licensing on demand (mainly upbeat pictures that show us what a place is like, stunning scenery, open spaces of all sorts, and culture)
- story syndication
- photojournalism on assignment for all kind of media and tourism destinations
- workflow efficiency with PhotoShelter – which will help you find, review, download, and even purchase images within no time
- photography projects that will set your brand apart from the rest
- 13 years of marketing & sales experience – understanding the elements of business processes within communication campaigns
- a good grasp of color, lighting and composition
- practical knowledge about digital editing, webdesign, social media, graphics and print production
Feel free to download the PDF “Portfolio”
Yes, I’m currently available for assignments. Let’s chat now!