Short Biography

      Claire Rydell is a freelance photographer specializing in travel and nature. As a world traveler, she has spent time documenting life in Russia, China, Thailand, Hong Kong, the Philippines, India, Nepal, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Turkey, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico, Europe, Australia, Canada and America. She has a large portfolio of architectural images and ancient sites.

     Claire has been a professional photographer since 1984 and holds a degree in photojournalism from Pierce College. She has had ten solo exhibitions of her art photography in the States and abroad, and has been included in another dozen group shows. Her work is represented by PhotoLibrary in New York.

      Recently, Claire is interested in exploring the boundaries between fine art and photography, creating work from materials in both traditional film and digital materials within the format of a two dimensional piece. Some of this work is reflected in the many images of musical instruments and flowers.

     In addition to photography, Claire is a professional musician in Los Angeles where she directs choirs, plays cello in chamber music concerts, runs a concert series and teaches in the Los Angeles City College district.

Updated: January 23, 2009.