Last weekend on the drive back from a hiking trip in the Swiss Canton of Glarus, my faithful Saab 900 and I were to get on the wrong side of an Alpine thunderstorm.Read More
What do people usually do with living rooms? I haven't had one in quite some time, so I didn't have much furniture for the big room in my new apartment.
What I did have was a tent and a wandering imagination.Read More
Twenty locations in one day - photographing holiday rentals in Flims & Laax, Graubünden with a drone.Read More
The Dolder Grand Hotel in Zurich, Switzerland photographed by Frederik van den Berg at twilight with a drone.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
This year will be about going above and beyond - above my own expectations and beyond the limits that I know. To help me in that process, I bought a drone!Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
The Christmas Market at Bellevue has officially opened, and the sights and smells are delicious as always. Here are a few first impressions.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
My past two years were predominantly occupied by a Masters in Marketing which I completed in November 2015. During that time I spent far too much time slouched at a computer, trying to learn something new or write something that made just enough sense to pass. These static and stale environments became an uncomfortable daily habitat.
These are some of my academic workspaces.
This little series is a reminder to myself to leave my digital tanning salon more often.
Need more motivation to leave your desk? Check out my new Instagram (@fvdb_photography) with daily goodies from the outdoors.
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