HERR. Barber Shop

Posted on Apr 25, 2014 in Architecture, Commercial, Photography

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Established in the winter of 2013, HERR hopes to create an environment for men wanting to release their dapper potential that was less sterile than a unisex salon but still used highly skilled stylists to deliver the finest and latest haircuts. A stylish and welcoming haven for a modern gentleman to take the time to relax, have a beer or whisky and build a relationship with his barber. Nils Clauss was invited to document this unique location in Seoul. Please follow this link in order to check out the photographs.

DIRECTORS NOTES on Translating Furniture

Posted on Apr 21, 2014 in Commercial, Film

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The film blog DIRECTORS NOTES features an in-depth article on TRANSLATING FURNITURE. The text is based on an interview with Nils Clauss and Adam Hobbs for DIRECTORS NOTES. For more information follow this link.

TRANSLATING FURNITURE features the work of Korean artist Kwangho Lee, winner of the YÉOL Young Craftsman Award 2013. The film is a collaboration between Nils Clauss and Adam Hobbs. Commissioned as a reflection of Kwangho’s talented work, this film provides a unique experience of a young boy discovering art and design.

BICYCLE PRINT . Interviewee photos

Posted on Apr 21, 2014 in Commercial, Photography

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BICYCLE PRINT is a quarterly magazine devoted to bicycle culture in and outside of Korea. For the 2nd issue of this beautifully designed print magazine, Nils Clauss photographed the Seoul based interviewees who contributed to the magazine. Follow this link to check out some images of E Jung Ban, Jaeoh Yoon, Xerome Lee, Bici Coffee, LSD Bike, Wansun Lee & Gyeongdong Cho. 

BICYCLE PRINT is sold in all major book stores in Seoul or can be purchased directly through Propaganda Press.

YÉOL | LEE KWANGHO

Posted on Apr 18, 2014 in Architecture, Commercial, Photography

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The winner of the 2013 “YÉOL Young Craftsman Award” Lee Kwangho has made innovative products with creative interpretations of traditional materials. His furniture has been crafted out of lacquer coated bronze including original treatments of surface textures. His creations seem to strike the perfect balance between what is most functional and what is most beautiful.

In a short film Nils Clauss & Adam Hobbs pay homage to the work of Lee Kwangho. Please follow this link to take a look at these separate photographs Clauss took in order to document the “YÉOL Young Craftsman Award 2013” project.

YÉOL | KIM SOO YOUNG

Posted on Apr 18, 2014 in Commercial, Exhibition, Photography, Print

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The 2013 “YÉOL Artisan of the Year” was awarded to master artisan Kim Soo-Young in collaboration with modern designer Gio Kisang. Together they raise the value of traditional crafts and modernise them for everyday use. Brass itself is a symbol of sophistication in traditional Korean culture. Brass kitchenware transcends mere utensils to afford us insight into traditional Korean life.

In a short film Nils Clauss pays homage to the work of Korean craftsman Kim Soo-Young. Please follow this link to take a look at these separate photographs Clauss took in order to document the “YÉOL Artisan of the Year 2013”-project.

DER ZWEITE BLICK | SECOND VIEWING

Posted on Apr 11, 2014 in Architecture, Exhibition, Photography

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The European Architectural Photography Prize has been awarded by the Stuttgart based charity foundation “Architekturbild” in cooperation with the German Architecture Museum since 1995. Starting point of the competition was an observation that architectural photography in the journal landscape has taken a too commercial direction and therefore in contrast to that an artistic and cultural significance with a focus on an exploration of the built environment was given more importance.

The theme of the 10th competition in 2013 was titled “In the Spotlight | Focus of Attention”. Among contributions of 175 participants from all around the world, the jury awarded the Series “The development of new neighbourhoods in the heart of the City” by Frank Bayh & Steff Rosenberger-Ochs  with the first prize. The Second prizes went to Stanislaw Chomicki and Nadia Pugliese. The 28 best photo series’ of the increasingly internationally renowned architectural Photography Prize “Architekturbild” can be seen in this group exhibition.

On the occasion of the10th anniversary the exhibition “Der zweite Blick | Second Viewing” will also present selected works from the years 1995 to 2011 within the same exhibition. This also includes the series “Urban Nature” by Nils Clauss, which was awarded with the 1st price within this competition in 2011.

Both the exhibitions will be shown as a Bildsprachen photo project within the Wissenschaftspark Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Monday to Friday (6am to 7pm) & Saturdays (7.30am to 5pm) between the 10th of April and 21st of June. For further information click here.

Kwangho Lee. TRANSLATING FURNITURE

Posted on Apr 8, 2014 in Architecture, Commercial, Film

This film features the work of Korean furniture artist Kwangho Lee, winner of the YÉOL Young Craftsman Award 2013. The film is a collaboration between Nils Clauss and Adam Hobbs. Commissioned as a reflection of Kwangho’s talented work, this film provides a unique experience of a young boy discovering art and design.

The music composition is “Snow Filled Summer” by offthesky. The track was altered from the original for the purposes of the project. To purchase the original track please visit bandcamp.com