GOETHE PROMO. It’s a wrap!

Posted on May 27, 2015 in Commercial, Film


CONTENTED recently wrapped production for the Goethe Institut promo film. We would like to thank the Goethe Institut and the whole team for their tremendous support. A special thanks goes out to the 3 main characters of the film: Kkobbi Kim, Seungmin Cha and Kyung-Sung Lee.

Perfect Home on COLOSSAL

Posted on May 26, 2015 in Architecture, Film, Media


Thanks to Colossal and Christopher Jobson PEFECT HOME has been given a feature. Colossal is a Webby-nominated blog that explores art and other aspects of visual culture. Colossal won the Utne Media Award for Arts Coverage in 2013 and is ranked by Technorati as one of the top 50 blogs on the web.

To view the article by Jobson on Colossal, please follow this link.


Posted on May 22, 2015 in Architecture, Commercial, Film

Great News! The visual piece DO HO SUH. PERFECT HOME has been selected for the VIMEO STAFF PICK CHANNEL. After the music video LONELY C , the documentaries ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE NORTH and CHOA, the nomination for PERFECT HOME has been Nils Clauss’ 4th VIMEO STAFF PICK AWARD to date.

The VIMEO STAFF PICK CHANNEL is the most prestigious channel to find on VIMEO. The channel is run by the VIMEO employees. They select their favorite videos on a daily basis and promote them through their website. Their channel description reads the following: “We really love videos, and these are the videos we really, really love. All of these videos have been hand picked by the real humans who work at Vimeo. We hope you enjoy them!”

This film shows some of Suh’s artworks displayed in the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan. The exhibition was titled PERFECT HOME.

The featured music is a track called “Like Caustic Lights Bending Backwards” by OFFTHESKY. Title and credit design has been executed by Korean designer IN-AH SHIN.

GOOGLE ANDROID. Global commercial

Posted on May 4, 2015 in Commercial, Film

New York based production company Co.MISSION Content was asked by Google Android to tell a global story of how Android helps over a billion people on different screens to do their thing, their way. Filming was conducted across 14 countries and South Korea was one of them.

Nils Clauss, Adam Hobbs and Kuiock Park as CONTENTED were thankful to represent Seoul for this fun shoot. Take a look at this inspiring piece from creatives all over the world.

KOREA FORUM. North Korean refugees

Posted on May 4, 2015 in Photography, Print


More than 27,000 North Koreans live in the brother country South Korea. Ill-equipped to live in a high-tech country, they try to find their identity.

The photo essay “Divided” by Nils Clauss (photo) and Neil Dowling (text) illustrates the reality of North Korean refugees’ life in South Korea. This timeless story from 2009 has recently also been published in German language (“Wanderer zwischen zwei Welten”) in the 2014 issue of the magazine Korea Forum.

To view the photo series, follow this link.

동방유행. The Guide to East Asia and Seoul

Posted on Mar 30, 2015 in Architecture, Commercial, Photography, Print


동방유행 (The Guide to East Asia and Seoul) is a monthly magazine devoted to travel, food, shopping, architecture and fashion in Seoul and East Asia. For this issue (Vol. 1 March 2015) Nils Clauss photographed the section “25 Districts, 5 Zones, This is the City Life” for the magazine.

동방유행 (The Guide to East Asia and Seoul) is sold in all major book stores in Seoul and East Asia. For further images, follow this link.


Posted on Mar 30, 2015 in Commercial, Photography, Print


BICYCLE PRINT is a quarterly magazine devoted to bicycle culture in and outside of Korea. For this issue Nils Clauss photographed the Korean based interviewees contributing to this magazine.

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

그대로. Beauty of Ageing

Posted on Mar 26, 2015 in Commercial, Photography, Print

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The Beauty of Ageing (그대로) project initiated from the question “Is ageing a sad thing?.” Beauty of Ageing meets the elderly and aims to face them as they are – not as an ‘elderly’ but as a person. Moreover the project aims to bridge the gap between the young and old, where they can meet, understand and talk to each other. The magazine is published by graphic designer Shin In-ah and editor Maeng Sunho. These images have been taken for issue “0”.

Further images can be viewed following this link.

LEEUM. Samsung Museum of Art

Posted on Mar 26, 2015 in Architecture, Commercial, Photography, Print


The Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art is a museum in Seoul, South Korea, run by the Samsung Foundation of Culture. It comprises two parts that house traditional Korean art and contemporary art. Museum 1 is designed by Swiss architect Mario Botta and Museum 2 is by French architect Jean Nouvel. Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas designed the Samsung Child Education & Culture Center.

These images have been taken for Leeum’s in-house publication ‘Culture and I’. Further images can be viewed following this link.

CHOA nominated as 2014 Film Grant Finalist

Posted on Dec 11, 2014 in Film, Media


After a Vimeo Staff Pick and a showcase on The Atlantic, now CHOA has also been selected as a finalist for the Documentary Film Award 2014 by the Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation. Adam Hobbs and Nils Clauss would like to thank UIC and Choa Choi for making this possible in the first place. For more information follow this link.