Christian Kleiman was born in Alicante, Spain in 1969. He started photography in 2006 when he discovered how to obtain photos from a self build remote controlled camera system that he used to hang on a flying parasail towed by his boat.
Christian first specialized in aerial photography where he started taking pictures from his “flying camera” to other boats in sailing races. When he decided to make a living out of photography he specialized as well in 360 panoramic photography. By merging these two techniques he managed to create 360 aerial panoramic photos which back at that time in 2012, was only developed by just a few photographers.
After servicing as a professional photographer in aerial photography, immersive photography and the creation of virtual tours, Christian moved to New Zealand in 2014 where he is currently established as a freelance photographer pursuing projects in which he can apply his creative techniques and discover new ways of expression.
Coming from a nautical background, sailing as a skipper on different types of boats for eighteen years he evolved in an environment which surrounded by the sea was always aware of the complete scene, as far as the eyes can see. This has marked an extraordinary influence in the way this photographer represents his creations which are based on images where you can “see it all”, as well as images which are his perception on spotted details.
Christian Kleiman is a photographer who through inspiration and self-teaching evolves continuously by exploring new ways of expression in search of the unheard perspective, remaining always faithful to his most inspiring quote; “ The eye should learn to listen before it looks” Robert Frank.
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