A CITY LADY WHO FELL IN LOVE WITH THE OCEAN
BLEEN Photography is Claire Saccoccini.
Long story short, I am a city lady who fell in love with the ocean.
In 2011, I moved from Paris, France to San Francisco to write a new chapter in my life. With a background in commercial film production, I have been working for more than 10 years with international creative talents to produce award-winning TV commercial films and music videos. In California, it’s only after a year that I set a foot on a surfboard, in Half Moon Bay, it was cold and messy but I got hooked from day one. It changed my life forever.
Hooked to surfing, hooked to the beautiful coast. Photography was a very natural next step for me
In 2013, I became a partner for photography with the awesome Half Moon Bay-based surf school Sea, Surf & Fun. This adventure was a catalyst for me, giving me so much inspiration and fun.
The environment is a crucial subject for me. I have been partnering with Surfrider Foundation for several beach cleanups and art shows.
In the coming year, BLEEN Photography will develop lifestyle photography and some new partnerships with meaningful brands.
‘Having a camera in my hand has always been natural but it’s here in California that I realized how much I loved doing it. Time stretches to the infinite when I take photos and my ultimate goal is to encourage respect towards nature showing its pure beauty.’