An emerging photographer with a background in translation and music, Robert Claus has been exploring drawing, composition, and theater since an early age. Born in Germany, he relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area after graduating from the University of London.
Attending a major retrospective of David Hockney in 2014 inspired him to return to his childhood love of photography. A self-taught artist, he has since studied under Gina Militia and took workshops and classes from Ed Kashi, Neal Menschel (both at Stanford), and Joel Grimes (remote).
He tends to draw on still life for his subjects but has also ventured into portraiture and landscapes. Now looking to gain wider exposure, he has produced several book-length curated projects that range from theater work to abstract still-life compositions.