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Claudio Casanova

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

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MindShift Gear…….- Professional outdoor camera bags

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Bataleon………………- Snowboards

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Switchbback…………- Bindings

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DC Shoes………………- Outerwear

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NBC………………………- Snowpark Hoch Ybrig

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AWARDS

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2016………..FINALIST, RED BULL ILLUME, CHICAGO, USA

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2015……….TRANSWORLD SNOWBOARDING, 10 BEST PHOTO OF THE YEAR, USA

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2015………..FINALIST, MARIA LUISA MEMORIAL, SPAIN

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

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2013………..TRANSWORLD SNOWBOARDING, 10 BEST PHOTO OF THE YEAR, USA

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2010          FINALIST, SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS, CANNES, FRANCE

………………… .- TOP 10. CATEGORY “SPORT AMATEUR”

………………… .- TOP 50. CATEGORY “NATUR AMATEUR”

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2009           3. PLACE YOUTH PHOTO PRICE, SWITERLAND

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GROUP EXHIBITIONS

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2016-18     RED BULL ILLUME EXHIBITION-TOUR, WORLDWIDE

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2015            ART ON SNOW, GASTEIN, AUSTRIA,

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2013-15      RED BULL ILLUME EXHIBITION-TOUR, WORLDWIDE

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2010           SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION-TOUR, WORLDWIDE

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2009           JUNGE KUNST, EINSIEDELN, SWITZERLAND

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BOOKS

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2016………….RED BULL ILLUME

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2014              SNOWBOARD PHOTOGRAPHY – YEARBOOK

…………………….“by Jérôme Tanon”

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2013               RED BULL ILLUME

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2010              SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAHPY AWARDS

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COVERS

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2016……….. THE REASON,ENGLAND REASRON

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2015…………..WHITEOUT, SWITZERLAND

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2015…………..THE REASON, ENGLAND

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2014               ACT SNOWBOARDING, FRANCE

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2013               TRANSWORLD SNOWBOARDING, “PHOTO ANNUAL”, USA

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2011               SNOWBOARDER MBM, GERMANY

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2010              TLF SCREENSHOT, ISSUE 2. “ONLINE”

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CALENDAR

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2015           RED BULL ILLUME CALENDAR

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2015          EINSIEDLER CALENDAR

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