Harald Claessen

Founder of Creative Adventure Photography Limited. Our aim is to create workshop experiences, often to unique locations, where participants have quality time, learn how to improve their photography and return home with images they are proud of.

"I left the Netherlands, in my late twenties. Since then I have lived and worked in 9 countries and travelled almost to 40 before moving with my family in Limassol, Cyprus.

The variety and peculiarities of cultures, backgrounds, environments and the similarity of human emotions in all of those countries is what I share through my images. My experiences living and working together with a large variety of people over the years combined with my passion for visual storytelling has lent me a different perspective and sensitivity. I photograph life not only as I see it but more as I feel it. I focus and feel drawn towards all what us humans have in common, rather than on differences."

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I'm passionate about mentoring and teaching photography and authored the Ebook "For the right reasons - A relaxed approach to photographing strangers" - available to workshop participants.

Worked previously as photojournalist for the DPA (German Press Agency) and his essay on Coney Island  "Connect to Re-connect" has been published by Burn Magazine which is curated by Magnum photographer David Alan Harvey. 

Earlier workshops were held in Tokyo, Brooklyn NY, Trans Siberian Russia, Lake Baikal area Russia, Limassol Cyprus, Cuba roundtrips, Naples Italy.

Email: mail@haraldclaessen.com  

Tel: +357 95 563450 (WhatsApp)

Featured photographer in The Leica Meet, 2016

Featured photographer in The Leica Meet, 2016