I grew up in Cannes in the fishermen district (le Suquet), at a stone-throw from the port and the famous film festival … I keep a huge respect and a deep admiration for the men of the sea but also for the world of entertainment and image … After being for a few months assistant of the fashion photographer Henri Heidersheid in 1975, then I left to sail on the seas. I started my work as a professional photographer in 2000. I was one of the first to adopt digital for boat photography.
“Nicolas likes the technique and the sea, he built boats, sailed, ran his company, and if the photography came to him a bit like an opening window, he never stopped improving his knowledge of this art. Not only through of his science mastery, but also with a great knowledge of photography as an art form, this is how he looks, linking in his eyes art history with the gear possibilities.
This window opened for Nicolas a little more than 18 years ago, it is not much if we consider the richness of the work when we look at the eclectic photographs. The boat, of course, allows him to be recognized today as the reference for yacht interiors, but also Architecture, and the World in its details, as flowers grow between two stones or dies a broken branch on the ground.
A man whose convictions make a style, the pleasure he takes in his art is endlessly growing, he is one of those who believes in the last light as a chance to catch the photographer’s blue note.”
Un peu de rouge, pourtant.
Espace Culturel du Seeko’o****
Bordeaux, 15 Oct. 15, 2019 – Jan., 20, 2020
La Grande Motte, May 24-29, 2019
Relais & Châteaux Saint-James Art Gallery
Bouliac, juin 21 – Septembre 6 2017
Galerie Relais & Châteauxdu Saint-James
Bouliac, 2 Mai – 12 Juin 2016
Bateaux, Châteaux, Gâteaux
Or et lumière
Vignobles et châteaux
A Summer in Bloom
Three Châteaux in Winter
Numerous yachting and architecture magazines.
Château Tour Saint-Christophe
Racing Only Now at the Voiles de Saint-Tropez
Exteriors – Interiors
Chrisco – The making of
Nicolas Claris – Photography 2003 – 2010/2011
Only Now – From Drawing to sailing