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February - Daniel Klajmic.

Daniel Klajmic was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1976. His work has been included in a variety of international publications and at the age of 23, he signed the Max Factor worldwide campaign. Today, at the age of 27, he is the youngest photographer to be part of the Pirelli collection at the Museum of Art of São Paulo. Beyond fashion, his documentary work on Rio has been published internationally as well as shown in local galleries.

Daniel Klajmic lives and works in Rio de Janeiro. Early on, he traded in his dreams of a career in music to devote himself to photography. His job as assistant to photographer Luiz Garrido at the Casa da Foto Studio taught him everything a professional photographer needs to know, in his opinion. Today, despite being only 27 years old, he is already an established fashion photographer and has had images published in international magazines and publications such as Visionaire, The Sunday Times, V, Big, and ID magazine. Four years ago, he was contacted by Max Factor for their global campaign. He is also the youngest photographer represented in Pirelli’s photo collection at the Museum of Art in São Paulo.

 In addition to his fashion assignments, Daniel is very much interested in documentary photography. He has already done several documentary projects on Rio de Janeiro, with the latest about Rio and its culture, from beach life to funk music. The images have been shown in local galleries and published in a number of magazines. In another project, he experiments with digital video and he has just produced a fashion project using this media.

Daniel emphasizes that to be a good photographer one must combine strong passion with focused and goal-oriented behavior. Only then can you achieve success. His goal is that his images will make a lasting impression for generations to come, that young photographers will be inspired by and learn from his images as he himself was inspired by the work of older photographers. His own favorite photographers are Man Ray and Nick Knight.

Kerstin Fiedler

Read more about Daniel Klajmic at his website.

Daniel’s camera equipment consists of a Hasselblad 503CW with winder that he uses handheld. He often works with mixed lighting, in other words, existing light together with flash, and underexposes the background by two or three steps. He usually shoots with an aperture of 16 or 22 at 1/500 s. He uses Kodak Portra 160VC and Kodak T-MAX film.