Christiaan Diedericks Photography


Christiaan fell in love with photography in 1989, and has been working professionally since 1991. His work has appeared in numerous local and international publications and advertising campaigns. His client list speaks for itself.

He is known for his remarkable versatility – not just the technical ability to be comfortable in different areas of specialisation, but for his ability to immerse himself in a subject, getting to grips with its essence.

A fleeting expression, a momentary juxtaposition of objects or the glimpse of an interesting interaction may stimulate new thoughts and ideas that refine his view of the world. Caught on film, these images yield up their messages, helping him to analyse and make more sense of life.

Wim Wenders, writing about the creative process behind the making of the film Wings of Desire, says, ‘At first it’s not possible to describe anything beyond a wish or a desire. That’s how it begins, making a film, writing a book, painting a picture, composing a tune, generally creating something. You have a wish. You wish that something might exist, and then you work on it until it does. You want to give something to the world, something truer, more beautiful, more painstaking, more serviceable, or simply something other than what already exists.’

This desire is characteristic of Christiaan's work. He brings the same degree of passion to every shoot and the same sense of inquiry each time he lifts his camera.

An unquenchable spirit of adventure and photographic excellence has led him to exotic destinations around the globe, most recently spending two years living and working in Spain.

Christiaan’s artistry has found application in commercial as well as creative settings. What sets him apart is the ability to see beyond the obvious: to capture the youth in an old man’s eyes, the wisdom of a child, the symmetry and beauty of all beings.

Client List: 
GQ Magazine, House & Garden Magazine, Condé Nast Traveler Magazine, VOGUE Magazine, Marie Claire Magazine, ELLE Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Men's Health Magazine, Azzaro, Drum Magazine, e TV Productions, Episode Productions, Essentials Magazine, Fairlady Magazine, Falké Germany, Femina Magazine, Goodshoot Productions, ITT Sheraton Hotel Group, KWV International, LIFE Magazine, Essentials Magazine, Louwe Lintas Advertising, Network Advertising, New Ernest Productions, Ogilvy & Mather Advertising, Out There Magazine, Pierre Cardin, Reader's Digest Magazine, Revlon, SONY Middle East/Africa, STYLE Magazine, Swatch South Africa, The Gap Advertising, Touchline Media, True Love Magazine, Truworths Advertising, Volkswagen South Africa, Caltex South Africa, Womans Value Magazine, Young Rubicam Advertising, Code Advertising, STRUIK Publishing, Woolworths, Thermomix, Tweety Magazine, Jetix Magazine, Sexologies Magazine, Warner Brothers