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.
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 …
An exhibition by Nicolas Claris and Romain Claris.
Saint-James Gallery in Bouliac – May 4 to June 12, 2017
At Château Angélus and Print System, ROUGE* (red) will be 'de rigueur'…
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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 …
No less than three months were necessary to prepare and organize the exhibtion CNB, Lagoon, bateaux, 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 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.
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.
« Or et lumière » An exhibition shared and organized with
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.
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…
It’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. »
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
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 …
Following our exhibition « Three Châteaux in Winter »:
See here and there, at the St. James gallery in Bouliac, two films and a long photographic work have just been ordered by a superb Bordeaux vineyard … An exciting job!
The name of the vineyard remains confidential, but the first shots have already taken place …
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
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” …