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Tell about yourself a little bit… How did you become a photographer?
Born in 1965 in Stans, Switzerland, I started around 2000 with photography. I studied engineering at the Bale Institute of Technology and work now full-time as a project and team leader for the local government. My photography focuses on music, culture, landscapes, and wildlife; images that reect a spatial and temporal journey through life. I seek the quiet moments and the light in whatever context I nd myself. My photographic work is a journey of self-discovery and self-expression. It is the way by which I choose to get in touch with the people, things, and world around me. I am fascinated by exploring the world, seeing the world through my eyes, different countries, music festivals, life, and joy. They are what I snap into when creating my photography.
What has been the biggest lesson you have learned as a photographer?
When learning any new skill, it’s universally agreed that you need to put a bit of time into it to grow. There’s a popular theory by Henri Cartier-Bresson that your rst 10’000 images are your worst. That theory is controversial these days, but the number of images isn’t important. What’s important is that you must put time into practice a skill if you want to become better at it. Another important point is to study the masters. I bought many books and study them in many aspects.
What advice would you give to a young amateur photographer, who wants to take their photography to the next level?
Photography is an amazing way to express yourself and see the world with different eyes. It’s not surprising that photography is a favorite hobby for young aspiring people. I think the most important thing is patient, then a lot of practicing and if they can, looking for a mentor. On the other hand, it’s like in any other profession – the better you manage the tools (camera, software) the better you get.
In your opinion… What is a good photograph?
A good photograph is one that communicates a story, touches the heart and leaves the viewer with some feelings. A good photograph has a good composition, good light and exposure. But a photograph can be technically accurate – and is still boring. It’s not everything about the rules, it’s about the emotions and the inspiration that made the photographer press the shutter.
How do you feel about social media today? Is it good for photographers, bad for photographers…?
With the world relying on social media, there are so many ways for photographers have their work seen. I use Facebook and Instagram to show some of my work. But this is not the main reason. I use social media to build a network of photographers and travelers. I can connect with them easily and get in touch. I was for example traveling in Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan with to travelers I met on Facebook.
Where can people meet you online? You’ll find me on the following platforms:
Are you open to collaborate with other photographers?