He completed his DEC in graphic design in 1974. Subsequently, he continued his studies in photography and he obtained his DEC in 1980. He opened his studio in downtown Montreal in 1978.
Claude was among the first Quebec photographers to jump to digital photography and integrate it into his creative process. He was invited as a speaker at the first symposium on digital imaging in Montreal and at the 2008 National Conference of “Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC)” and for “The Canadian Association of Photographers and Illustrators in Communication (CAPIC)” . He has received awards from the Montreal Advertising Club, the Graphic Exchange Digital Art Awards and the Portfolios.com Award Show and the Professional Photo Imaging Magazine awards.
Claude was also selected for an international group exhibition organized by the Center for Fine Art Photography at the Museum of Modern Art in Colorado. His work has been featured in the magazines “PC Photo,” “Society Magazine,” “Images & Sound,” “Pathé Magazine,” in the television documentary “Québec 2050” as well as in 2 programs of the program “New Realities” for the New York cable television.
He also presented his ecological photos to the United Nations at the 60th Conference on Climate Change in 2007.