Born in 1980 in Cape Town, South Africa, Claire is an only child of English parents. After completing school, she spent two years working in London. Never known to be without a camera, and with a reputation for having a "special eye", close friends encouraged her to take a photography course.
In 2001, Claire moved to France and studied French in Toulouse.
She then moved to Paris to study photography at Speos
Photographic Institute, gaining Honours in her studies.
her period in Paris, Claire worked mainly with black & white
traditional film, developing her own pictures.
moved towards the digital medium, and now uses it as her
principal means of creative expression. Influenced by Art
Nouveau, and the work of Gustav Klimt and Otto Wagner, in 2003
she moved to Vienna to follow her career as an artistic