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+ TRAVELING TO THE EDGE OF THE PLANET
 

Self-portrait inside Robert Falcon Scott’s Discovery Hut, built in 1902, and used for the British Antarctic Expeditions in 1901, 1907 and 1910.

From the North Pole to the jungle, from the desert dunes to the Himalaya’s, from the top of a volcano to the bottom of the ocean in a submarine… No place on earth is ever too far away. Not even the Ross Sea in Antarctica.

My journeys as an adventurer and explorer have taken me to the polar extremes of our planet: from 78° North to 78° South. I circled the globe twice and explored over 113 countries across all 7 continents. Driven by passion, attracted and inspired by different ideas, attitudes and experiences, the world is out there.

I have witnessed civil unrest, poverty, creation and destruction of life, warzones and confrontation. I have also experienced surreal beauty and the enduring power of the human spirit.

At age 8, I discovered the joy of photography through an old Zeiss Ikon camera from my father. For several years, I experimented and developed an increasing passion for photography, for image and light, through a personal observation of the world. With my camera in my hand, I combine my thirst for adventure with my love for photography to capture unique personal experiences.

After studying Political Science at the University of Antwerp and Global Management at the Antwerp Management School, I worked as a Communication Manager at the Flemish Parliament, after which I fully and passionately plunged into nature, art, music, traveling and photography.

Driven by the challenges of climate change, plastic pollution, declining biodiversity and the disruption of vulnerable ecosystems on remote islands through human intervention, I am looking for traces of the impact that the human species has left on nature. Projects such as entering the Global Seed Vault on Svalbard, the semi-circumnavigation of the Antarctic continent, the odyssey through the South Atlantic Ocean as well as the South Indian Ocean odyssey where I visited the stunning “Terres Australes et Antarctique Françaises” (or “T.A.A.F.”, the French subantarctic Islands), are expeditions where I investigate the relationship and conflict between man and nature from a number of different perspectives.

As a fine art photographer, I hope I can share, inspire and encourage others through my stories and photos.

Palmyra, Syria, 2010.

Waiting for the sunrise on top of Nemrut Daği, Eastern Turkey

Zorats Karer, Armenia, on my way to Nagorno Karabakh.

 
I am not sedentary. I am a global nomad. I am an observer. An observer with a mission. I am concerned about the global evolution on how human interaction and behaviour has an detrimental impact on nature. I try to document it through my meetings with locals, with academics and politicians, and through my photos of pristine and vulnerable -and often extremely remote places- in the world. My camera is my witness. Diversity, impact, collective consciousness are a central key of my work. We need to act. We need to preserve our last havens of untouched beauty, our oceans, our biodiversity.
— Christian Clauwers

 
 

Global Ambassador⎪EIZO ColorEdge

I am proudly announcing that I recently have been selected to join forces with EIZO to become a Global Ambassador for EIZO.

EIZO has provided me the extraordinary opportunity to display precise details and colors. The professional self-calibrating monitors are bringing my adventures back to life, every time again. Such a joy!
— Christian Clauwers


Camera gear:

What camera do I use? One of those questions I always get. Let’s sum it up, this is what I usually take with me:

CAMERAS
• Nikon D 850
• Nikon D 810 (backup camera)
• Nikon F 100 (analog 35 mm)


LENSES
zoom lenses
• Nikkor AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
• Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8 ED VR
• Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR
• AF-S NIKKOR 24-120MM F/4G ED VR

prime lenses
• Nikkor DX 10,5mm f/2.8G ED (fisheye)
• Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 G
• Nikkor AF-D 105mm f/2 DC
• Nikkor AF-S 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR


DRONES
• drone DJI Phantom 4
• drone DJI Mavic Pro


DISPLAYS
• EIZO ColorEdge CG279X
• EIZO ColorEdge CG245W


OTHER
• action camera GoPro Hero5 black
• DJI OSMO Pocket

• tripod Sirui T-1004 XL
• tripod Sirui T-004 KX
• tripod Joby Gorillapod focus

• Nikon Flash Speedlight SB-800

• High-Resolution Stereo Recorder, Roland R-07


Meditating in a monastery in Bhutan, 2014.


— I strife for life experience, 
and I am simply really curious and inquisitive. 
It is my inner motion, it is what moves me in life. 
Travel is akin to a sacred experience, 
one that expands the mind and one’s horizons.
— Christian Clauwers


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