Karin Claus: born 19th of February in Geleen but raised in Sittard.
As a child I loved drawing and crafts. I chose to go the MAVO where I knew I could take art as a final. During art history classes I became interested in the works of Dali and Escher. To further develop and fine-tune my creativity I attended the MDGO-MK college where I graduated in Realization and Presentation. Unfortunately I was unable to get a position in the graphic industry, so for years I worked as a process operator. With a degree in graphic designing and photography as a hobby I retrained to become a creative DTP-er and professional photographer. During this retraining period it became clear to me that I was most drawn by the artistic and creative side of photography.
Whereas before I used a pencil and paper, I now draw with light, blending reality with fantasy. Using reflex camera, system camera and various special effect lenses I go out to capture the scenery. My photos can be dubbed as artistic, abstract, experimental, disfigured, faded and budged.
I find inspiration for my work in the works of Escher, Dali and Rorschach. Especially experimenting and using different techniques make photography so much fun and fulfilling for me.