They said it!

“Watch and see. The photographer is a bit of a magician who reveals to us what he saw and who escapes our gaze. Nicolas Claris is looking for beauty in moments, light, shapes. Sculptor or painter, the emotion is whole because it transfigures reality to offer us a raw emotion with which I feel in total complicity.”
Marc Van Peteghem
Naval architect

“Congratulations for your photos, some are breathtaking! Never seen until now!
You shot pictures of the hotel and its architectural aspect that are top !!
There’s a wealth of images in your selection!!”
Marie Borgel
Président Directeur Général
Relais & Châteaux Saint-James Bouliac

“I love photography, I like the skies that speak and the objects that testify, also I love the work, or should I say the passions of Nicolas Claris. In the same way as Walter Gropius, the founder of the Bauhaus, proclaimed that the designer’s mission is to instil a soul into the product, that of the photographer is to sublimate an object, a moment, a tension, the quick caught, life.
What pleases me more particularly is that one feels through the images of Nicolas, a search for freshness, spontaneity and not a quest for the perfect balance that often touches boredom but, of the just imbalance, because the just imbalance is The difference between the frozen and the life.
I like the photo when it gives me several levels of readings, of what is called in medical science: a delay, and so we learn to savor slowly, to be careful to be careful, in order to discover what we had not yet seen… but that is well there.”
Patrick le Quément
Designer-Chair of the Scientific Council the Sustainable Design School

Apart from the very high technical quality of the work of Nicolas and Romain Claris, what we appreciate most is the way they appropriate our requests, with a real ability to adapt according to the topics to be treated, including our DNA, to realize photos and films in phase with our needs. Working with them is a real pleasure.”
Marie Borgel – Anthony Torkington
Relais & Châteaux Saint-James Bouliac

“Ambassador of the brand for more than six years, Nicolas Claris works in both Reflex Full Format (Pentax K-1) and Reflex Medium Format (Pentax 645Z and 645D). tunes on the water and on land, extremely demanding for itself, he pushes the limits of our equipment well beyond the average.
Well in his time he is as comfortable in the “know-how” photographic as in the “to know” (social networks). A key partner for Ricoh Pentax!”

Yazid Belmadi
RICOH IMAGING EUROPE – PRO department Manager

«I enjoy Nicolas Claris’ images, they are not easy to print because they are complex under their apparent simplicity, there is no chance in them. To reproduce them you have to be able to wonder…
Where are we? what time is it??? evening??? morning??? moon or sun? but how does he do it, and have you seen the framing? I do not particularly have the soul of an artist or experience in art, but for the first time I took the time to watch … And it is me that surprises the most … I also like the man because he “knows what he wants”, he says he is never at the end, that we can still try, go further. He is the guardian of his images, he keeps a close eye on them under the press, at every output. So then discuss with him on the subject … He’s not an easy man, but passionate!.»

Nicolas Brunaud
Print Système – Print Dorure (Bègles)

Lagoon 630 MY
“You did an amazing job during the shooting of the Lagoon 630 Motor Yacht. These images are among the best I’ve worked with for Yachting magazine. The only problem is the difficulty of making a selection, knowing that there are hundreds of beautiful images to use, but a limited space for only a few.
What a great job you did, Nicolas. You really did very well. A big thank you for the fantastic work, and a well-executed production.
The cover image is perhaps the most elegant we have published.”
Eric Powell/Sr. Art Director
Bonner Corporation

Bénéteau Océanis 38
“I looked at all the pictures, really I think we did a great job, that you did a great job, that there are great pictures, there’s a nice light. With Thomas we are in tune with the angles we adore, overall there is the beautiful material, whether for the interiors or the images in navigation, we really have everything necessary to make a very nice brochure and a very good data bank. Here, your photos are really nice, thank you!”

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Communications Officer-Bénéteau

Bénéteau Sense 55
“We are particularly keen to reinforce the sense of space, by using intense horizontal lines continuously, without interruption, by designing the interiors as open, fluid and harmonious spaces, where the rigor of geometry Wonderfully marries the warmth of design and materials.
The final result is masterfully illustrated by the photos of Nicolas Claris that we particularly appreciated because they show our work perfectly. The constant concern for detail, a value we share with Nicolas: Passion before the notion of work.
We would like to show the vision of a passenger when looking forward or backward.
There is the long hallway with the owner cabin at the bottom, the two lateral twin cabins with sliding doors, this is a view that one normally has on larger sized boats.
The overall brightness inside the boat is something to which we hold a lot, it’s amazing this natural light that comes inside, the result is incredible.
In general and for everything else we let you do, we know that we are in very good hands!”
Brief before the photo session
Massimo Gino and Mario Pedol
Nauta Yachts Design

“Yachts are always a challenge to Photograph: small volumes, weather conditions and, as far as Chrisco, the many differences in textures of the white color. To answer, Nicolas Claris has put all his experience to show the heart of the concept of Wetzels Brown Partners: The quality of the nuances of texture in the same color.
The symmetrical composition of the shots perfectly reflects the symmetry of Chrisco’s design.”
Gillian Brown
Wetzels Brown Partners

Paris Apartment
“The objective in the design of this apartment was to create a harmony between the very design furniture and the classical architecture of a Parisian interior. For every shot Gill Brown Partners worked with Nicolas to achieve this balance.”
Rob Wallis
Gill Brown Partners

Residence in Austria
“One hundred shoes in motion! By these photographs Wallis Brown Partners wanted the personality of the customer to be captured with the new interior design. Nicolas had to take into account the balance of light, the colors of the works of art and the composition of each of the plans in order to transmit more than the simple furniture-the beautiful shoes became an important symbol of the photo shoot.”
Gillian Brown
Wallis Brown Partners

Bordeaux 60
“Space, comfort, sobriety, timelessness, personalization, the interior architecture of the Bordeaux 60 offers a harmonious living space, invaded by serenity.
But how, for those who cannot board, transcribe and transmit these sensations other than by the quality of the shots, the control of the light and the definition of the photographs of Nicolas Claris?”
Couëdel Hugon Design

“Among artists, there are two very distinct categories: those who work in full confidence of their talent and those who are free only after meticulously working their knowledge. To say that Nicolas Claris is part of the second category is a mild euphemism, but to consider it as inferior to the first would be a great injustice, a bit like saying that Mozart is superior to Beethoven, on the pretext that the first cast His work in a few minutes when the second worked at the choice of each note.
Nicolas loves the technique and the sea, he built boats, sailed, ran his business, and if the photograph came to him a bit like a window that opens, he never stopped to further his knowledge of this art. Not only by a mastery of his science, but also by a great knowledge of what photography has generated from works of art. This is how he looks, associating in his retinas the history of art with the possibilities of the material.
It is of those who know, to have long retouched the images of others, that a successful photo does not end at the click of the shutter, but that like a writer who connects, the photographer does not sign his work until having done the complete analysis and The necessary adjustments.
The window opened for Nicolas a little over 20 years ago, it is little considering the richness of the work already produced, and it is even shorter when we look at the eclecticism of the photographs. The boat, of course, as a surfboard that allows it to be today recognized as the reference on the interiors of yachts, but also Architecture, and the world in its details, like push flowers between two stones or dies a broken branch on Earth.
He is also a whole man, whose convictions make a style, the pleasure it takes to his art is growing, it is of those who light up when the day wanes, almost feverish to the happiness of seizing the soft lights of the twilight, of those who live like a P Eine the days when the conditions are hostile, from those who believe in the last glimmers as a chance to catch the Blue note of the photographer.
Among artists, there are two very distinct categories: the good ones, and the bad. In the case of Nicolas, there is no photo!”
Bruno Belmont
Bénéteau Group

“I’ve known Nicolas for a long time, and I’ve had a lot of opportunities to work with him and his wife Marine. I appreciate how he is able to show the strength idea of our vision, but also to highlight the details and forms, to reveal the atmosphere of the outdoor scenes or the intimacy of the landscaping.
From a human point of view, it is always a great pleasure to work with him and Marine.”
Bruno Belmont
Wauquiez-Bénéteau Group

Only Now-CNB 104 ‘
“Nicolas is an excellent professional, a great connoisseur of the art of photography, very creative and expert in the layout of his images that makes our work fun and enjoyable to watch.”
German Frers
Frers Naval Architecture

Debirs 100 ‘
“I met Nicolas Claris for the first time at the International nautical Show in Cannes. I had already heard about him as a photographer in the yachting industry. I was immediately seduced by his way of wanting to work with me, in order to carry out his photographic work and a publicity film about the 100 DeBirs SP.
Punctual, and in spite of adverse weather conditions, he did a great job. Knowing how to orient ourselves to the beautiful places and using all the resources of his art in order to obtain remarkable photographs.
I can only recommend Nicolas and his team if you have great photos to be done.”
Eric Petitjean
Yacht Master at A Y M Ltd