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Claudio Kirac is an icon of the surf industry. He is an icon of the Gold Coast.

 

A designer, photographer and artist. Claudio’s career spans 20 years, with 13 of those spent as Creative Director for mega-brand Billabong. He is now firmly established as a lynchpin for the creative industry on the Gold Coast, with brands like our own looking to him for inspiration and mentorship. We couldn’t feel more privileged to have him as our resident photographer and just overall sounding board.

 

Claudio’s skills behind the lens are as extraordinary as they are diverse. Natural light or studio. Landscape or underwater action. In this series, Claudio leaves us all salivating with his Open Road Exhibition. A beautiful collection depicting the variations of flora and fauna with the constant of bitumen and white lines.

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“I have always been interested in photography, where I was able to broaden my skill skillset at a young age by documenting life, art, skateboarding and everything in-between.”

 

“These images of vast landscapes and open roads come from the ‘cutting room floor’, the outtakes of travelling and documenting. Indonesia, Hawaii, Fiji, Tahiti, Europe, USA, Canada and small towns in-between.”
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“I am mostly an ‘in camera’ guy, achieving as close to perfect light as I can whilst shooting and leaving only a little retouching to push that extra magic, I guess I like to capture the world as I see it.”
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“I love the beauty and simplicity of capturing moments in time; the emotion, the smell or the song you were listening to at that point in time can all come flooding back to you.”

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