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Last Activity:
Feb 21, 2024
Very Experienced
Depends on Assignment
Jan 28, 2015

About Me


Thank you for checking out my page!

A few years ago, two great friends of mine, the late Kenneth Hope (a European fashion and art photographer) and s. m. Art (an Amsterdam-based art photographer) both told me to take the chance, and go pro -- it took a while, but I have.

Like my friends, who became my mentors, my work focuses primarily on the nude female form, with the object of creating ART that encompasses both the intellect and inspires emotion, something with both story, and a sense of "What if?" -- I want my work to inspire conjecture, for the viewer to ask what happened before the shot, and wonder what happened after in their own unique mental story-line.

My major influences are Gibson, Jonvelle and Lindbergh.

The nature of my work is aesthetic; I shoot primarily in Black & White with my Canon 5D mark III, and my figure work is almost always lit with strobes; my home is generally my studio, but other locations have been used.

"I have nothing more to give other than that which I know to be true --" To me, the true profundity of photography as an Art is to be found in the nuance and ambivalence of portraiture and figure study, of body detail and bodyscape -- that is where the magic is for me, where the poetry resides and the Muses whisper.

I always use the standard Getty Release Form, as my shoots have the goal of creating either Limited Edition Art prints or Artist Proofs, with the possibility of inclusion in a projected book or books -- I have been blessed in being given a number of awards, and of seeing my work in an exhibition. I'm becoming increasingly selective as to the sites where my work is shown, but for the present time I can be found on facebook as Photography Kirchhoff and instagram as c.w.kirchhoffphotography as further sites are developed.

I almost never do a shoot until we've met, the exception being contract and/or overseas talent, so let's have coffee if you're in the area, and talk about Art -- Thank You!

P.S.: I won't shoot with fur, nor dead animals, nor any parts taken therefrom, including bones -- it's a personal standard. Additionally, I will not include weapons of any sort, nor depict violence or the threat of violence in any way -- again, it's personal, and a standard that I won't compromise upon.

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"I had one of the most wonderful shoot with cliff yesterday, definetly one of the kindest and softest person I've met, he brought snacks, made sure I was comfortable, I wish every shoot could be more like this, he's really nice to talk to, empathic, he definetly pictured me in a way I've never seen before and really highlighted the best of me,cliff just seem to naturally bring the best of people around, just one of these shoots were creativity just seems to flow naturally and time seem to stop and fly by, I can't thank you enough for the wonderful shoot, people like him are the reason I enjoy modelling so much, I feel so grateful that I get to collaborate with such kind, strong, resiliant and smart individuals like him, it's those moment that make life so worthy, he makes you feel like you belong and are welcome with open arms without judgement, thank you so much :)" Read less

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"I loved working with Cliff on my recent trip to Calgary. He is SO hospitable, professional and kind. His enthusiasm is so appreciated and definitely infectious, and more importantly, such a fun shoot with wonderful conversation. It was great to see his passion for prints, and the attention to detail he has. I very much hope our paths will cross again !!" Read less

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"CWK Photography was wonderful to work with! He was professional, respectful, reliable, sociable, and hospitable. I really appreciated how CWK Photography went out of his way to make the model feel comfortable before, during, and after the photoshoot, which speaks volumes about his communication skills. I highly recommend him! :)" Read less

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"So happy to finally have the opportunity to shoot with CWK! Incredibly polite and communicative. Goes above and beyond to make the model comfortable, even providing refreshments! The perfect mix of diretion and letting the model be creative." Read less

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"Cliff was amazing. He was very good at communicating everything in detail so you know exactly what to expect. He had tea and a snack for the shoot and is a very sweet person. He loves Photography and his passion for it is spills over. I would recommend working with Cliff in a heartbeat. I can not wait to work together again." Read less

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"CWK photography is an outstanding photographer, truly talented artist and a wonderful person to work and create art with each and every time." Read less

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"I really enjoyed working with Cliff. He was friendly, courteous, and very professional both during the shoot and in his pre-shoot communications. I think we got some great images in our session and I'd be happy to work with him again" Read less

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"Cliff is beyond courteous and very well organised, pre-shoot and during. An absolute pleasure to work with, and excited to work with again soon!" Read less

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