Claudia Leisinger - Photography

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The Swap _with Thomas Ball

By Claudia Leisinger | December 27, 2014
Posted in: Portrait 2014 Positiv/Reversal Film

'The Swap' is an ongoing portrait project designed and curated by Stuart Pilkington. 

Here, in Stuart's words, is the project description: "It is a very simple concept. On two separate days two photographers photograph each other and create two portraits. On day one, person one is the photographer and the other is the subject and on day two they swap roles so that the photographer becomes the subject and visa versa." 

Thomas Ball and I were both invited to take part and chose to portrait each other. 

I wanted to use this opportunity to play around with an idea I had using projections in portraiture. To me it made sense: Here is a visual person onto whom I could project one of his own images onto. My plan was to try this manually, mechanically, and I had several ideas how to make this work. However I ran out of time and so I took a portrait of Thomas and then digitally overlaid it with one of his photographs form his Inescapable Limits series. You should have a look at this series, it is really beautiful.  I will try my projection ideas another time soon. 

Here you can see both of our portraits plus many more. 

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2 Global Table on "Limited Resources - Opportunities without Borders"

By Claudia Leisinger | December 08, 2014
Posted in: Italy Commission NGO 2014 BMW Foundation Earth Security Group

An excerpt taken from the the BMW Foundation website to explain their way of working and intention:

"The BMW Foundation Global Table engages influencers from Europe, the United States, and the emerging powers in a strategic dialogue across sectors and generations. We want to raise awareness for the importance of shared leadership in addressing global challenges. Therefore, we invite decision-makers from politics, business and civil society to enlist in a frank and forward-looking dialogue outside existing international frameworks"

This link will lead you to the selection of photos from the 2nd Global Table in Italy, the BMW Foundation have published on their Flickr page. (or try


And this is one of my favourite shots. Lina Li bundling the warmth of the last rays of sunshine.

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