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After almost 30 years of existence, Claris Image Builder and Nicolas Claris publish their first common Newsletter.
You will find informations about our photo and video shoots of the passed months as well as about our print and advertising productions. We will also mention the works and art exhibitions of Romain Claris and Nicolas Claris.
We will not abuse this means of communication! Facts, just facts that we hope you will find interesting to read.

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It's official, our exhibition NOIRS is back!
It will be featured at the Xth International Multihull Boat Show at La Grande Motte from 24th to 28th April 2019.
A huge thank you to our partners, those who follow us for a long time and the new ones!
Lagoon Catamarans , AGL Marine , VPLP designYacht SolutionsPochon SAHarken FranceIncidence SailsNanni – Energy in Blue, #lafourcadeyachtbroker…

The 2018 Claris Image Builder agency reel is online!

The presentation film of Claris Image Builder agency is online! Photo – Video – 360 – Print – Web Claris Image Builder 2018 a film by Romain Claris. with Marine Claris, Nicolas Claris, Sébastien Meys.

Acknowledgements: Merex YachtsChâteau Haut-BaillyLa Cité du VinLagoon CatamaransConstruction Navale BordeauxMarco Polo BordeauxChateau Clinet, PomerolMarqués De Riscal a Luxury Collection HotelRelais & ChâteauxHôtel Le Saint-JamesChâteau AngélusVignobles KChâteau Léoville BartonCouach Yachts – OfficialUnited Dance Company – the filmChateau de REIGNAC Established in 1993, Claris is a company that invents, creates, develops and produces marketing tools for the luxury industry: yachting, super yachting, vineyards, architecture, food and more… As an image builder, Claris produces also websites, virtual 360° tours, brochures, books, movies.  

ROUGE (May 4 – June 12, 2017) A successful photo and video exhibition

Thursday 4 May 2017, at the invitation of:
Marie Borgel, President and CEO of Saint James
Anthony Torkington, Director General of Saint James
Stéphanie de Boüard-Rivoal, General Manager of Château Angélus
Thierry Grenié de Boüard, Deputy Managing Director of Château Angélus
Muriel Malabat, Print Gilding
Nicolas Brunaud, Print System
In the presence of Nicolas Claris and Romain Claris, nearly 200 people attended the cocktail and wine tasting at the opening of the exhibition ROUGE.
The team of Nicolas Magie had worked on a  the red food concept for a superb wink …
And the magic view over Bordeaux  …

 See pictures of the hanging and the vernissage
(Vernissage photos: Amie Beaton)

4K video has arrived at Claris !

Unboxing our brand new Sony FS5k !
Preparing the images of tomorrow for our customers is our constant will at Claris Image Builder! Getting the Sony 4K camera FS5, super 35mm sensor, interchangeable lenses, external recording raw … Is an investment for the future, with even nicer, bigger, vivid video images …

Bateaux, Châteaux Gâteaux – The photo and video exhibitio

No less than three months were necessary to prepare and organize the exhibtion  CNB, Lagoonbateaux, the Sébastien Bertin's gâteaux (chef pâtissier at Relais & châteaux Saint-James) and of course two magnificent châteaux : Haut-Bailly and Léoville Barton.
An impressive list of sponsors enabled us to realize such exhibition with a great success as more than 200 persons attended the opening on May 19.
No less than 40 large format prints (100 x 133 cm / 40 x 52 inches) were displayed and the 6 minutes film shown on a 103" large wide screen…

The exhibition took place from May 3 to June 13 at the Relais & châteaux Saint-James in Bouliac.
more infos (concept, hanging, opening, images and film) :
Le site dédié
La page Facebook

Un grand merci à :
CNBLagoon Château Haut-Bailly et  Château Léoville BartonRelais & châteaux Saint-James.
Aston Martin Bordeaux,, Merex Yachts, Philippe Briand Ltd, VPLP design
Central Dupon, LimelightPrint System, Pentax Ricoh, Yacht Investor

The film «United Dance Company» directed by Romain Claris screened in Germany

The documentary film «United Dance Company» directed by Romain Claris will be shown at the Hamburg Metropolis movie theater on Sunday 31, 2016 at 5pm. After the screening a discussion will be driven by Nele Lipp, the art director Alexander Hoffmann and the film director.
The film with English subtitles :
Metropolis Kino Hamburg website : !


United Dance Company is an international ballet troupe led for fifteen years by Alexandre Hoffmann. Under the auspices of UNESCO, a dozen of very high level dancers come together for a common artistic project, for ten events.
Between theatre, contemporary or classic dance and original creations, immerse yourselves in this creative and poetic “kaleidoscope”, which reflects the particular language of the world of dance. Learn the steps to creating a ballet: Costumes, rehearsals, troupe life, behind the scenes of a show, but also places steeped in history and magic such as the magnificent Theatre of Augsburg. These images invite you to embark on a unique journey in the privacy of the Company through Austria and Germany.
"We try to achieve this harmony, this moment where everything comes together… Then comes the emotion which you always want to feel…" Sergei Upkin, ballet master.

La collaboration avec le Relais & Châteaux Saint-James à Bouliac

Claris Image Builder est heureux d’annoncer que la collaboration établie en 2013 avec le Relais & Châteaux Saint-James à Bouliac est renouvelée et sera renforcée en 2016 …

Claris Image Builder is pleased to announce that the collaboration established in 2013 with the Relais & Châteaux Saint-James in Bouliac is renewed and will be strengthened in 2016 …

Or et lumière – A new exhibition

« Or et lumière  »
An exhibition shared and organized with
Logo Print System
A year and a half after the exhibition « Three Châteaux in winter » Claris presents in the « Halle des Chartrons », with the support of the Cultural Department of the Bordeaux city a new exhibition of photography and video: « Or et lumière  »
A dreamlike trip, fall and winter in beautiful vineyards as well as in Print System company workshops … Exhibited in counterpoint, the subtle harmony and delicacy of the work carried out by Print System reveal the richness of our terroirs.
In January and February 2014, to make these winter images, we made a few visits to the three châteaux: Château Clinet, Château Lamothe Bergeron and Chateau de Reignac, trying to approach with calm and serene mind but with discretion, we have apprehended this new lands with the love of novelty, desire to surprise, desire to report.
Then stung, moved by these findings, we immediately became enamored of places and their occupants. It is surprising as the friendliness and warmth, simple but sincere can influence, shape the scene, the atmosphere.
With the renewed connivance of the three vineyards we returned to the scene nine months later to fix those famous warm and golden summer colors that is fading …
Then the analogy with beautiful hot stamping work of Print System became obvious. So obvious that it gave the idea of ​​this exhibition where gold, its raw material, combines and mixes so well with ours … the light!
The machines clatter and roll, their reciprocating attract, press beautiful papers while gold just drop hot but gentle; the refrain tirelessly pursues his work under the inquisitive eye of the driver who knows not to make a gift to indelicate but very few deviations …
A work that will give us the irresistible desire to taste the bright pleasures of a great vintage draped behind the label, we will be transported, as inhabited by the charm of gold and light.

Halle des Chartrons – Bordeaux
From Friday 10th to Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Opening hours: from 14h30 to 19h
Site Internet Or et lumière
Page dédiée Facebook

Avec le soutien de:
Logo-Central-Dupon  et  Logo_RICOH


Lagoon, Bahamas: a winning combination!

Ce  mois-ci rien moins que trois couvertures de magazines !
The Lagoon 52 in Bimini, shot with a Pentax 645 D does double appearance in both. French and English versions of Multicoques Magazine.
The Lagoon 630 MY shot with a Pentax 645 Z in Abaco featured on the cover of Yachting Magazine  #1300, April issue. Not to forget a nice feature inside with 8 pages included a magnificent double spread as opening…

Nicolas Claris will exhibit at the Photo Independent Art Fair 2015 in Hollywood CA

pi-logo-footerIt’s now official, Nicolas Claris will exhibit at the Photo Independent Art Fair 2015 Hollywood California, May 1-3, 2015
The jury selected 12 images of personal work and photographs shot in Bangladesh for the NGO Watever (The film realized by Romain Claris will also be featured).
A pretty nice recognition of the quality and interest of his work …

« The world of photography will set its focus on Los Angeles May 1-3, 2015 for a weekend celebrating international photography and the most talented image-makers across various genres of the medium. Numerous high profile art fairs including Paris Photo Los Angeles, Photo Independent, Photo Contemporary and Photobook Independent. »
« Photo Independent provides the unique opportunity to present their work to global decision makers — curators, galleries, collectors, editors and publishers — who seek to acquire, publish and commission the best photographic talent today. »

2014 Vernissage:

Nicolas Claris shoots exclusively with Pentax cameras and lens Pentax Ricoh France

Photo independent

Raleigh Studios Hollywood
5300 Melrose Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90038

Dates: May 1-3, 2015

The new Pentax medium format camera 645Z has arrived!

After an intensive test shoot in the Bahamas for the Lagoon 630 MY, order has been placed and it arrived!
Indeed, for Claris Image builder it is essential to bring to its customers the latest technology, provided that it brings real added value, and the new Pentax medium format camera 645Z ain’t without!
A 33 x 44 mm sensor delivering 51 mega pixels, incredible delicacy of gradients, sublime colors, images full of smoothness …
Enough to print the nicest and largest prints in booth of shows!
More infos

Photography exhibition at the « Café de l’Espérance » in Bouliac

A new exhibition with the vineyards and chateaux of Bordeaux as theme is presented in the Café de l’Espérance in Bouliac, an annex of the Relais & Châteaux St. James.
Come and enjoy a great meal with friends and take the opportunity to see these images, you can even buy a print!
On the occasion of the inauguration, Print System did print a nice little notebook illustrated with photographs of yachts, châteaux, cakes and other images of my world …

See the images shown in the exhibition and the notebook:


Vœux Clar!s Image Builder 2015

Meilleurs Vœux – Season’s Greetings – Alles Gute zum Neuen Jahr! – Feliz Año Nuevo – Feliz Ano Novo – Felice Anno Nuovo – с Новым годом
Clar!s Image Builder
Marine Claris, Nicolas Claris, Romain Claris et Sebastien Meys
email – +33 5 56 32 42 52 – +33 6 70 79 57 36
Photo Nicolas Claris – Collection BOULONS

Three châteaux in winter – The teaser!

We are used to see pictures of chateaux in the fall when the light is warm and grapes are ripe and fleshy. We wanted, in our self given « carte blanche » work shots differently for each chateau to retain their own identity, as we have seen and to have a broader view maintaining open mind, a good challenge ! 
The Winter is so quiet in the cellars! Almost everything sleeps, the angels take – discreetly – their piece while the barrels get themselves quiet, sleepy but care for their content. 

Château Clinet – Château Lamothe-Bergeron – Château de Reignac

A photo and video exhibition by Nicolas Claris and Romain Claris organized by Print System, Print Dorure & Claris image builder ! Partners : Central Dupon image, Ricoh – Pentax.
May 15 to june 7 – 
Galerie du Saint-James, Bouliac

Un été en Fleurs – A group exhibition

Hot, right out of the oven. Received an email from Basia Embiricos this afternoon to confirm my presence in a group exhibition displayed in three Parisian galleries with works of Clark and Pougnaud, Françoise Gaujour, Pawel Grunert, James Alexander, Andreas Mahl, Robert Mann, Cathleen Naundorf, Gaetano Weighing, Bernard Quesniaux, Claire Virieu, Tingting Wang, Hiroshi Watanabe, Graeme Williams, Philippine Schaefer, Nicolas Wilmouth and … Nicolas Claris. Theme: ”Un été en fleurs »… Right after ”Three chateaux in winter” …