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SO EXCITED TO SHOWCASE MY WORK AT SURFRIDER ART SHOW -  MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE

I will be showcasing my work in collaboration with designer Amanda Ortiz!

More about us:

SWELL is a brand new project and happy collaboration between graphic designer Amanda Ortiz and Claire Saccoccini, photographer. The two nature and design lovers met at Noise 13, a SF based branding agency. Their passion for the ocean and their desire to use art to draw attention on environmental topics was what has ignited the project.

Amanda lives in Pacifica nearby the sea and has her own aesthetic with beautiful hand drawn typography. Claire aka BLEEN Photography is a surf photographer who is passionate about capturing the Northern California coast.

SWELL is a versatile vehicle where Amanda and Claire can blend their creative expressions but also support environmental causes such as Surfrider Foundation.

The duo will be showcasing their first collaborative piece which mixes typography and photography.

Come and support Surfrider San Francisco while purchasing unique pieces of art.

https://www.instagram.com/amanda.creates/

https://www.instagram.com/bleenphotography/

 

 

 

 

OCT 29TH & 30TH - SHARKTOBER FEST & THE OCEAN RESEARCH FOUNDATION

I am very excited to partner with the Ocean Research Foundation for awesome #Sharktoberfest events

Join us on Oct 29 & 30 at Winters Tavern in Pacifica! Learn about sharks & help protect them.

Costume contests 👻 awesome prizes & trivia + live music

Win a 2h photo session:

-Lifestyle photo session for friends/family/couple/dog parents on the beach in Pacifica, SF, Half Moon Bay ($90) includes 30 digital photos

or 

-Surf session shoot, I will be driving to your favorite surf spot and capture your session in Pacifica, SF, Half Moon Bay ($90) includes 30 digital photos

BLEEN

UPCOMING EXHIBITION! SURF'S UP - JULY 8TH TO AUGUST 18TH

Hope to see you there! 

 

EARTH DAY 2016

Thank you so much to all the people who have supported my initiative for Earth Day. You can buy 100 of my photos for $1 each. All profits go to 

San Francisco Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation. I will keep the link live until June. Earth Day should be every day.

Take a look and rediscover your favorite local gems!

GALLERY HERE

FEB 28TH BLEEN PHOTO MARATHON PICS ARE ONLINE!

Click HERE to see if you have been BLEENED

High-res digital download 100% FREE, just for fun and get the word out about what I do. Prints for purchase.

Hope you enjoyed your surf session as much as I had fun taking pictures

Email me for questions, feedback or say hi: hellobleen@gmail.com

MY PHOTO SERIE 'COLD WATER IS BETTER' SHOWCASED FOR TITANS OF MAVERICKS EVENT AT THE HALF MOON BAY BREWING CO.

What a joy for me to be invited by the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company to showcase 6 of my photos during the Titans of Mavericks big wave surf contest. I have been crossing my fingers hoping that the contest would happen this year and he did! Congratulations to all the amazing surfers who went surfing the gnarly wave. It was sunny and the atmosphere in HMB was amazing, everyone was so stoked to watch the Red Bull live stream.  Big thanks to Mary Oldham, Director of Marketing who believes in my work and had me on board. 


 

PROUD AND HUMBLED TO WIN 1ST PRIZE AT THE SOS SEAFOOD CONTEST IN HALF MOON BAY

Category 'Conservation in action' with a picture taken during my last beach clean up in partnership with Surfrider Foundation, Sea, Surf & Fun school and Hurley. Thank you so much to the team who put this event together and to the prestigious sponsors. Check their action here

 



BLEEN HAS BEEN SELECTED BY SF SURFRIDER FOUNDATION TO BE PART OF MESSAGE IN THE BOTTLE EXHIBITION

FREE EVENT: On JAN 22nd This gallery cocktail reception will include the music of Jeff Desira, the art of many incredible artists including Jonathan Anzalone, Patrick Kouse, Ariel Gold, Judith Selby Lang, and so many more. We are asking the public to help us complete a mural made of plastic picked up from our local beaches during the event.

I am showcasing one of my photography. 20% of all artists sales will go to SF Surfrider Foundation

Local ocean-friendly crafts will be for sale along with most of the art displayed, and with each purchase of a Kleen Kanteen stainless steel pint, food and beverage will be included

Magnolia beers and Lagunitas will sponsor the event with their delicious beers and Klean Kanteen will create a Surfrider limited edition glass to drink it!

On Jan 24th, bring your kids to a super creative craft day and learn about the environment!

RSVP HERE



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Visit the online shop to find unique gifts. BLEEN first book 'Cold water is better' is up! and prints. Different sizes and styles available. Right on time to ship for the Holidays...


BLEEN PHOTOGRAPHY PARTNERS WITH GOODPEOPLE FOR 'OUTDOOR SF' EVENT

I am very impatient to go to Outdoor SF on Wedn. 11th, the awesome folks at GoodPeople put together the coolest event for the third year in a row.

I am giving away a 2h private photo session for surfers! 

Smart, creative, sustainable brands are going to be featured, and great speakers from National Geographic & more will be there.

Tickets still available: Eventbrite

Proceed go to  Sierra Club and Send it Foundation

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 11:30 PM (PST)

Folsom Foundry 
1425 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
 


BLEEN PHOTOGRAPHY SPONSOR OF SF SURFRIDER CLEAN-UP

Thank you to the 128 people who came to help us clean Ocean Beach in San Francisco!

On October 18th, I partnered with the San Francisco chapter of Surfrider Foundation, the French surf school Sea, Surf & Fun and Hurley for a 2h beach clean-up. 128 were there! and we picked up 300 lbs of trash.

Surfrider has constant clean-up, all year round. Support them.

Clean-up calendar in San Francisco


 

PHOTO MARATHON PICS ONLINE!

Today was truly magic and will remain one of the best shooting memory. Crisp waves, full sunshine, whales, pelicans and awesome surfers. Thank you for your positive feedback, I was stoked to be able to meet some of you outside of the social media and say hi. 

I do this event for free to promote BLEEN Photography, my intention is to spread the word out, meet nice people and hopefully having you book future photo sessions together, solo or with your surfer buddies.

You can download it for free, share and tag BLEEN ^^

@bleenphoto

https://bleenphotography.smugmug.com/BLEEN-Photo-Marathon-Sept-19/

password: sept19

I really enjoyed meeting you and thank you for your surf!

Give a feedback, say hi, book a surf photo, purchase prints:

hellobleen@gmail.com

Merci!

Claire

 


NEW PHOTO MARATHON SATURDAY SEPT 19TH!

June edition was a blast so I do it again. On September 19th, I will be out shooting surfers.
7am - 9am Ocean beach (will post the exact location the day of)

10am - 2pm Pacifica

7pm all photos are online on this site BLEEN.US.COM

I will put flyers on surfers cars and here you go!

You can download your photo for free.

See you on Saturday!


PHOTOS ARE ONLINE! JUNE 20TH - PHOTO MARATHON IN PACIFICA

500 photos, 100 photos selected, 3 dolphins, 1 sea lion, 1 happy Karl the Fog, 3 coffees, 150 flyers....it was a fun day

Check the online gallery to see if you have been BLEENED :) 

Photos are FREE for download, yes free. You can buy prints on this link but digital is free.

http://bleenphotography.smugmug.com/Pacificaphotomarathon/

PASSWORD: pacifica

Most part of the day was foggy, not ideal for photos but the stoke was here, thanks for your surf.

Browse the website to discover more of my work.

Happy International Surfing Day!

Call me to book your surf photo session, solo or with friends: hellobleen@gmail.com - 415 990 6545

Claire

 


GET YOUR SURF PHOTO TAKEN! INTERNATIONAL SURFING DAY - JUNE 20TH 2015

Photo Marathon in Pacifica Linda Mar from 7AM to 2PM

I will be shooting surfers for 7 hours, if you ride in front of the camera you can then check online and download your photo for free.

This is my way to celebrate my launch and meet you local guys. Beginners or advanced surfers, who doesn't like to see photos of their ride.

RSVP HERE


PHOTO EXHIBITION AT THE FRENCH CONSULATE

Starting today, my first official exhibition is at the French Consulate in San Francisco! I am really proud to have my work shown in our home away from home, our official institution. This exhibition is the prolongation of Clean the wave, our beach clean up below which took place in Baker Beach with 100 people. We are so used to see our work on screens, it is a unique thing to see my photographies alive, in a tangible space. I feel very encouraged and supported by amazing people. Check my new COLD WATER IS BETTER serie

French Consulate in SF - 88 Kearny Street - Free entrance.

From June 9th to September

Thank you Anne Degenne-Leconte for the curation and Sea, Surf & Fun for the inspiration.


CLEAN THE WAVE - THANK YOU!

We were 100 people on May 30th to clean Baker Beach in San Francisco! 120 pounds of trash of the beach.

Check all the photos here, staring an international orange magic bridge and a lot of smiles!

Thank you 

PHOTO GALLERY

VIDEO (thank you Anne at the French Consulate in SF for putting together this film & making CTW possible)

Clean the Wave will follow with an exhibition of my work at the French Consulate in SF, coming soon in JUNE alongside the talented French painter François Miglio


SAVE THE DATE!

I am beyond excited to be a partner of CLEAN THE WAVE, an initiative by The French Consulate in San Francisco and Sea, Surf & Fun surf school.

On May 30th, we encourage the French community of the Bay Area and everyone to join us for a beach clean up at Baker Beach. Stoked that SF Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation is on board with us! Our goal is to show our support to COP21, The United Nations Climate Change Conference taking place in Paris in December 2015.

BLEEN Photography is providing photography and design (event visual identity), a way to enhance a possible harmony between men and nature and promote through images our responsibility to blend into our environment.

More info and RSVP here: Facebook event page

Let*s Clean the Wave!