Last week Aspect.33 launched their brand new website which sells hand-crafted meditation and floor cushions. Towards the end of 2016 I was hired to photograph the two first collections for the website and online shop.
This ultimate snowboarder loft in Flims was one of the earlier architecture photography shoots I shot in Flims/Laax. The photos were primarily destined for holiday rental portals, but in this case the vintage snowboard collection was also to be documented.
I'm very excited to announce that my friend Dora and I have launched a new website for a creative partnership named The Gipfeli Collective. Since early 2016, Dora and I have worked on several projects together - creating professional marketing materials for small businesses in Zürich, Switzerland.
A few months ago I was hired to photograph the new space-themed escape room 'Armageddon'. I had previously photographed all of there other rooms for EscapeQuest in Zürich as well, but this one was on another level in terms of staging and decorations, which made it a lot of fun to shoot. Plus, we had people in astronaut costumes doing astronaut things!
The premise was strange: "the weirdest vacation ever". The prospects were looking good: a bunch of chocolate and a potential Yeti costume. The flights were booked and along came Toby.
I had lured him with the promise of a great Yeti-chasing adventure fueled by free chocolate (thanks to Lindt). The chocolate manufacturer was looking for brand ambassadors and the idea of unlimited chocolate for life (I'm just going to assume that's part of the deal) was very enticing.
A few months ago I was asked to shoot photos of a refrigerator- something I don't usually take all too many photos of. But it was RedBull, so I figured it must be a pretty cool fridge (ha!). Since the photos were destined primarily for internal communications, I had quite a lot of creative freedom in terms of staging it.
Over the past year I've been busy photographing houses for rent and sale in various parts of Switzerland. I'll be updating the commercial portfolio section soon and will be sharing some more in depth looks on the blog soon.
After a brief break from entering photos to international competitions, I've started submitting selections again. The first set is a collection of nightscapes for the International Landscape Photographer of the Year Award which contains some familiar and some unfamiliar images.
You may have noticed from my previous posts that I have a thing for to-do lists. My current version has been evolving steadily this year because I have been busy, very busy. The past few months have been especially exciting with lots of new clients, returning clients, completing projects, starting new ones, magazine commissions, portfolio reviews, and a few mountain adventures sprinkled in the mix.
I started 2015 on the right foot- mostly because the left one was broken and in a cast. For the first three months of the year I couldn't walk, and I'm still working on fixing the ankle to this day. Since I couldn't get out much, I was stuck photographing the evolution of my swollen foot.
A change of plans, two snow storms, three happy shredders. Georg, Amanda, and I made the best of the 50cm of fresh powder that dropped this past weekend. I even managed to get them to slow down for a few photos on the way.
One of the first tasks for this year was to set up a new Instragram account to post past and current photos from my archives and ongoing projects. There will daily posts involving mountains, snow, faraway lands, a bit of adventure, and a lot more mountains.
A few weeks ago Dave and I went for a little Sunday drive to the Gotthard Pass. Initially we were headed to the Sanatorio del Gottardo down the other side of the valley, but time constraints kept us on the sane side. Instead we wandered around the Passhöhe, explored some little bunkers, and took a sneak peak of an abandoned hotel further down the road.
When your friends are biologists, geologists, or any other '-ists'- you come across interesting parts of the world which you otherwise wouldn't notice. Mike was studying beetles in local habitats, and had a little collection of samples. He wanted photos, I wanted to meet the beetles. We did a quick and simple handheld documentation of the group.
"Do we need a raincoat?" "Nah, I think we'll be back before it hits"
...and that's how this adventure with Mike and Ed (the Adventure Dog) began. It was a breezy morning with an early-ish start. Rain and thunder were on the menu for later in the afternoon, but we weren't expecting to be out at that time.
I recently rented a 24mm Tilt-Shift lens for a week of Interior shoots. I've wanted one of these lenses for ages, but the price tag is slightly restricting. But a week's worth of shooting allowed for a bit of extra time for gear testing in Zürich. I took a quick stroll around the ETH campus and here are some results.
The Sustenpass, on the border of Kanton Uri and Bern, is a pretty spectacular place. It's awesome, in the most literal sense. From the first few turns of the winding alpine road to the enormous boulders laying beneath the various glaciers- this place has a lot in store.