Through writing and photography, Claudia Crobatia (1984, the Netherlands) explores the relations between the autobiographical and the transpersonal. Changing her subjects into herself and vice versa, her work can be described as a professional exercise in shapeshifting. With symbolism, both the common and the occult, as her favorite language, she translates her visions into contemporary portraits with a magic realistic approach.
At the end of 2011 she combined her passion for music and visual art and started creating videos. Together with producer Macha Rousakov she founded SINCE productions, a video production company based in Amsterdam.
In 2015 Claudia joined Smarthouse Films, where she continues her journey as a video director.
In 2016 she launched A Course in Dying, a platform about death awareness.
Publications & clients: Dazed & Confused, Blend, Glamcult, OOR, Rolling Stone, Nylon, Universal Music, Drag City, Drop magazine, Massive Music, MOAM.
Shooting Gijs Scholten van Aschat, photo by Maarten Nauw