Claudio Edinger, 1952, Brazil, is a photographer with a long history in the photographic world. He started with photography in the 1970’s and hasn’t stopped since then. Since 1983 he has released an amazing number of monographs covering images of the famous Chelsea Hotel (1983), Venice beach (1985), Brazil’s Carnaval (1996) and São Paulo (2009) amongst others. Madness covers images of Latin America’s largest insane asylum. It took him several years to find a publisher who was willing to publish it in 1997. Today Claudio works with a large format camera. He uses selective focus and an experimental use of color. With this technique he has focused on architecture, landscapes, cityscapes and portraiture. He has created impressive portraits of Paris, the Amazon region, Homeless people sleeping in the streets and recently on Downtown LA. Claudio has received the Leica Medal of Excellence twice amongst many others. The following images come from the series Downtown LA, Rio de Janeiro and Madness.
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