ABOUT

Claudio Casanova

On April 12th in 1985 I was born in Einsiedeln, Switzerland. The pre-alpine area around the famous monastery village is known as a winter sports paradise nationwide. The first ski tows are practically in front of my doorstep and therefore it was easy to have already gotten inspired by snow sports as a teenager. I apprehended the basis for my snowboard skills from skiing when I was a child.  However, snowboarding became the true passion during my youth.

I found my second passion through my job as a carpenter.  I documented my finished work photographically and thereby discovered my joy and my talent for photography.

Both passions can be linked perfectly and since I was able to get a few good shots in my early days, I became more and more enthusiastic for the creative art form.

Even though my free time next to my full commitment as a carpenter is scarce, I use every free minute to be in the mountains with my snowboard and photo equipment to work on different projects.

In 2009, I won 3rd place of a Swiss Youth Photography Award and was then able to reap laurels for a photo for the first time. At the same time I presented two photos in the context of a local youth development project called “Young Art in Einsiedeln”.
I was a finalist at the Sony World Photography Awards 2010 and my snowboard photo was chosen among the best ten photos in the category “Sport Amateur”. These awards, along with the versatile positive feedback, motivated me even more to invest additional time and money into photography.

In 2013 I exhibited a photo at Red Bull Illume as a finalist.  After the event was over in Hong Kong, the photo toured around the world for two years.

In 2014 the greatest honor that can be imagined as a snowboard photographer followed: my photo graced the cover of Transworld magazine “Photo Annual 2014″.

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SUPPORTED BY:

Hoch-Ybrig – Ski and Snowboard Resort

MindShift Gear – Professional outdoor camera bags

Switchbback – Snowboard Bindings

Bataleon – Snowboards

NBC – Snowpark Hoch Ybrig

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AWARDS

2019 – SEMIFINALIST, RED BULL ILLUME, PLAN DE CORONES, ITALY

2016 – FINALIST, RED BULL ILLUME, CHICAGO, USA

2015 – TRANSWORLD SNOWBOARDING, 10 BEST PHOTO OF THE YEAR, USA

2015 – FINALIST, MARIA LUISA MEMORIAL, SPAIN

2013 – FINALIST, RED BULL ILLUME, HONG KONG, CHINA

2013 – TRANSWORLD SNOWBOARDING, 10 BEST PHOTO OF THE YEAR, USA

2010 – FINALIST, SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS, CANNES, FRANCE
– TOP 10. CATEGORY “SPORT AMATEUR”
– TOP 50. CATEGORY “NATUR AMATEUR”

2009 – 3. PLACE YOUTH PHOTO PRICE, SWITERLAND

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GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019-22 – LUMEN MUSEUM, PLAN DE CORONES 2275m , ITALY

2018-19 – EINSIEDELN UND SEINE FOTOGRAF(I)EN, SWITZERLAND

2016-18 – RED BULL ILLUME EXHIBITION-TOUR, WORLDWIDE

2015 – ART ON SNOW, GASTEIN, AUSTRIA,

2013-15 – RED BULL ILLUME EXHIBITION-TOUR, WORLDWIDE

2010 – SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION-TOUR, WORLDWIDE

2009 – JUNGE KUNST, EINSIEDELN, SWITZERLAND

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BOOKS

2019 – RED BULL ILLUME

2019 – 20 TRACKS OF THE GREATEST RIDERS, BACKSIDE SNOWBOARD MAGAZINE, JAPAN

2016 – RED BULL ILLUME

2014 – SNOWBOARD PHOTOGRAPHY – YEARBOOK “by Jérôme Tanon”

2013 – RED BULL ILLUME

2010 – SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAHPY AWARDS

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COVERS

2019 – BACKSIDE SNOWBOARD MAGAZINE, JAPAN

2019 – THE REASON, ENGLAND

2016 – THE REASON, ENGLAND

2015 – WHITEOUT, SWITZERLAND

2015 – THE REASON, ENGLAND

2014 – ACT SNOWBOARDING, FRANCE

2013 – TRANSWORLD SNOWBOARDING, “PHOTO ANNUAL”, USA

2011 – SNOWBOARDER MBM, GERMANY

2010 – TLF SCREENSHOT, ISSUE 2. “ONLINE”