Applied Photography


Hölderlin. Eine Winterreise

To this day H Hölderlin’s journey to Bordeaux in the winter of 1801/1802 remains an enigma. Only one thing is certain, it became the turning point of his life and his writing as a poet. Thomas Knudden followed the route on foot. Starting in Nürtingen, over the Swabian Alb and the Black Forrest, past Strassbourg and Lyons, through the Auvergne to Bordeaux. In winter and alone.


New Building Works | Wolverhampton Art Gallery

60 tonnes of scaffolding, 12 miles of cable, 10,000 hours to install electrics, 5 tonnes of tubing and boards, 2000 tonnes of rock and spoil excavated, 360 cubed metres of concrete moved, 2 km of structural steel used to create the triangular structure.
This raw data provides a glimpse into the building of the extension to Wolverhampton Art Gallery which represents a milestone in our history.



In 2004 Claudio Hils was asked by the Photography Museum Amsterdam to compile an artistic documentary of the Dutch national soccer team. He accompanied the TEAM.NL on several friendlies leading up to the European Championship. The results are far removed from sports photography commonly encountered. His work offers views into areas not normally focused on by sports photography.

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The Making of the Euro

Since 1 January 2002 more than 300 million people from the twelve Monetary Union Member States have been using the common currency, the euro, every day. Belgium, Germany, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Austria, Portugal and Spain have seen the new currency become a symbol of the unswerving integration process within one year. Claudio Hils, a renowned photographer, had been commissioned by the European Central Bank to document the birth of the european currency from june 2001 to february 2002.


WerkStadt Sindelfingen

On behalf of Daimler Chrysler AG, Claudio Hils documented the employees of the plant in Sindelfingen for the exhibition and the book "werkstadt sindelfingen - An Exhibition by Daimler Chrysler AG".
More than 26.000 people visited the exhibition between May and December 2001 - an overwhelming response.


In the river

The River Weser kept two carrier-ships and their sandstone-freight for over three hundred years hidden.
In this publication, Claudio Hils documents the phases of recovery, conservation and presentation of the historic Weser ships.