Claudia Fickat is an international artist and photographer who has worked with clients across Europe and America
Claudia Fickat. Born and raised in France and currently based in New York City, Claudia is a self-taught artist whose works explore boundaries across candid life scenes and the creative expressions of fashion, art, music, and cinema.
She grew up in a multi-cultural household in the wealthy area of Champagne and has always sought opportunities to transcend her early experiences of the limitations of race and class and to explore their intersections.
She has used her artistic talents and personal experiences to propel her life and to empower diversity through her projects. She is always looking to expand her horizons, in both life and art.
Claudia is spending most of her free time watching Broadway plays and musicals, in movie theaters, and in libraries.
The collection of photos seen below is a work of art by local and international photographer Claudia Fickat. Claudia has an amazing eye for images and catching moments in time. To provide a back story on this project, I personally chose to highlight the work of Claudia Fickat because her photos connect with my personality as well love for black and white photography.
Claudia and I met each other for the first time in the summer of 2022 in New York City. As I was living in New York city interning at an engineering firm, I slowly began to learn more about Claudia’s love for photography. I learned that she loves photography because she believes that it is the best way to see people in their truest form, which is a major inspiration for her photos.
After spending the summer with Claudia and learning about her love for capturing moments, I understood the history of photography and how it can tell stories in meaningful ways. Each photo captured in this essay tells a story of people all over the world. Many of the photos are taken from Claudia’s short time spent photographing people in New York City, Paris, London, and other parts of England.
Each shot highlights some sort of human interaction with digital technology. Whether it is a elderly man listening to the radio on the side of the street or a couple laying down on the grass conversing while scrolling through their phones. I specifically chose these images from Claudia’s collection because it paints a picture of how digital technology is represented around the world.
The photos in this essay were purposely chosen in black and white because it paints a very industrial but modern theme. This is essentially the look I am trying to convey on my site. Therefore, I believe that this collection of photographs from Claudia Fickat’s albums is a great representation of my brand and story.
Aside from my personal friendship with Claudia, I think her photography tells amazing stories by paying homage to past photographers by mimicking their styles and sense of imagery. Overall, I hope that the collection of photographs paints the picture of modern human interaction with digital technology in multiple ways.
All photos displayed is credited to Claudia Fickat.
“I am an old soul. I draw my inspiration from very old photographer like Eli Reed, Robert Doisneau, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and John Myers. These are the photographers that have influenced me which is why all my photos are black and white” – Claudia Fickat