TOKYO-2018 Fine Art / Portrait


  • Prize
    Bronze in Fine Art/Portrait
  • Photographer
    Claudio Ahlers
  • Technical Info
    Canon 5d Mark Iii 50mm , 320/sec, F2.2, Iso 100
  • Photo Date

This is Daryl. Daryl was born with Pfeiffer Syndrom - a condition where the plates of the skull are fused together from birth and the eye sockets drop from their normal position in the skull. He spend his childhood and adolescence in hospital to have corrective surgery and deal with the many complications that arise from the condition. Daryl now works a comedian and model in his hometown Bristol, UK.

People are at the centre of my photographic enquiry: their vulnerabilities, uniqueness, complex emotional worlds and the physical manifestations of their minds and souls. In my photographs I attempts to capture that elusive combination of personality and psyche, ratio and emotion, sensuous experience and physical expression of identity that we all possess, but rarely reveal. My work has been shown worldwide in Paducah Kentucky, USA, Miami, Cincinnati, New York City and San Francisco as well as in Berlin, Tokyo and Bristol and Bath in the UK.