Biography

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.”

Bruno Belmont
Groupe Bénéteau

EXHIBITIONS
Un peu de rouge, pourtant.

Espace Culturel du Seeko’o****
Bordeaux, 15 Oct. 15, 2019 – Jan., 20, 2020
unpeuderouge.art

NOIRS
Xth International Multihull boat show
La Grande Motte, May 24-29, 2019
noirs.art

NOIRS
Relais & Châteaux Saint-James Art Gallery
Bouliac, juin 21 – Septembre 6 2017
noirs.art

ROUGE
Galerie Relais & Châteauxdu Saint-James
Bouliac, 2 Mai – 12 Juin 2016
ROUGE

Bateaux, Châteaux, Gâteaux
Relais & Châteaux Saint-James Art Gallery
Bouliac, May 3 – June 13, 2016
Bateaux_Chateaux_Gateaux

Or et lumière
Halle des Chartrons
Bordeaux – July 9-16, 2015
or_et_lumiere

Monday Night
Photo Contemporary – OPF Gallery One
Raleigh Studio, Hollywood – USA, May 1-3, 2015

Vignobles et châteaux
L’éspérance – Bouliac
2015 Permanent
Vignobles et châteaux

A Summer in Bloom
Collective exposition, Galerie Basia
Embiricos, Galerie Photo 1, Galerie Du 10
Paris, May 22 – July 26, 2014

Three Châteaux in Winter
Relais & Châteaux Saint-James Art Gallery,
May 15 – June 7, 2014
Trois châteaux en hiver

BANGLADESH!
• Galerie L’Escalet – La Ciotat, June 2015
• Photo Contemporary – Los Angeles – May, 2015
• Relais & Châteaux Saint-James Art Gallery, nov. 2013 – May, 2014
• Galerie Basia Embiricos – Paris, July, 2013
• Salon du Multicoque – La Grande Motte, April, 2013
BANGLADESH_!

LARGE FORMATS
Dupon Bordeaux
June 1st – August 31, 2006
Grands Formats

LES PHOTOGRAPHICOFOLIES
Collective exhibition
Aquitaine July 4 – 16, 2005
Photographicofolies

NAUTICAL CRAFTSMANSHIP
French Nautical Industry Federation
Paris, 2004 and 2005
Metiers de la mer

PUBLICATIONS
Numerous yachting and architecture magazines.

BOOKS

Gilles Jonemann
Textes José Alvarez
Editions du Regard – 2019

Château Tour Saint-Christophe
The Making of – 2016

Catamarans
(contribution)Text Marc Pajot
Editions de la Martinière
2013

Racing Only Now at the Voiles de Saint-Tropez
2013

Exteriors – Interiors
Architectural photographs
2012

Chrisco – The making of
The history of the construction of the contemporary 100 foot yacht built by CNB
2010

Nicolas Claris – Photography 2003 – 2010/2011
A glimpse of the most beautiful yachts and architectural scenes

Only Now – From Drawing to sailing
The history of the construction of a magnificent 104 foot yacht built by CNB
2005