Monthly Archives: July 2009

I am proud to tell you all that I have been asked and have accepted a three month slot at Centerpoint exhibiting my photos. With space for approximately 20 different images, my exhibition, ‘Off the Clock’ will be showing from the 10th September through to the end of November. Here is my official blurb:

“Claire Pearson is a commercial Photographer who specialises in family portraiture. She was born in Bedford (UK) and raised in small villages in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. Pearson studied Maths and Philosophy at Sheffield University and worked in the Pharma industry as a Statistical Programmer. She moved to Basel in 2005.

‘The urge to create has always played a central role in my life. Coming to Basel gave me the opportunity to develop my craft as a photographer. I vowed to take a picture a day when I first arrived here as a promise to my creative self. Little did I know how it was going to totally change my life. Alongside building my commercial portfolio I have also been building my personal portfolio. Creating a photographic diary of my travels, the place I live and taking a closer look at the small wonders of nature that can often be overlooked.’

The upcoming exhibition of Claire’s personal work at Centrepoint is your chance to see her private images, Claire is already well known for her commercial photographs, beautiful sensitive portraits of children and families. She is also building quite a reputation as a wedding photographer. Her images reflect a naturalistic approach to photography. She works closely with her subjects to create a unique, personal documentation of a special moment in their lives.

Claire is involved in a number of other activities, sewing wonderfully quirky bespoke baby blankets sold under her label “Sutecchi”. She also runs a photography course for DSLR users, teaching them how to get the best out of their camera.

Claire can be contacted on her website:”

Here are a couple that I’ve taken recently, they may or may not have made the short list:

That’s me!

The apero that is FREE to all that would like to come along is on Thursday 10th September, from 6.30pm. Please join me and share in a glass of wine and some nibbles whilst getting a first exclusive look at some of my personal photographic work. All images will be for sale and are all limited print runs. There will be a selection of different media printed upon and if you are interested in purchasing a piece of art, you get to choose what you want it printed on and what size. Media options include classic photo paper, fine art paper, canvas, aluminium and Light foam plates.

All images and more will also be available through my online shop that will launch at the same time as the exhibition. Expect studies of colour through flowers and complimentary backgrounds, iconic images of Basel, Shanghai, Hong Kong and other places I’ve been to in the past few years.

I hope to see you there! (Im Lohnhof 8, Kohlenberg)

I have had the pleasure of photographing this family before, last year at my BCT Christmas Card Special (which incedentally I hope to be doing again this year in October). This time it is because they are leaving Basel and they wanted to take with them some memories of the place where they have lived for the past few years. Although the weather wasn’t looking as lovely as we might of hoped it stayed dry for us (mostly) and we had lots of fun. Here is your sneak peak:

We have these lovely fields just a short walk up the road from where we live. I was on a missing to find the right sort of natural summer hat for Maia and once I found it off to the fields we went for some wall art of my sweet little girl. Here are some of my favourite images, most of them enhanced with textural layers:

This one I’ve printed on A3+ watercolour paper (on my super new and wonderful A3+ printer) and it looks fab:

The week before at Grün80 park with our lovely neighbour, Leyla:

Finally, my little Maia-moo sucking on some cucumber trying to keep cool:

What a fun loving family!

With two adorable little boys this family were keen to capture everybody together. Big brother (2) was full of personality and has the most adorable big brown eyes and curly eyelashes. His little brother (7mo) was just full of giggles and laughter. With a couple of family friends visiting to help catch dribble and make monkey actions behind me we were set. Here are some sneak peaks from your session: