I spent my entire childhood in a small village called Gipf-Oberfrick in Switzerland and graduated school there. School was never something I liked, because I didn’t like to learn things that I wasn’t interested in. I bought my first Camera when I was 12 years old, it was a Canon Ixus 80 IS. I really liked photography but I never thought about actually being a photographer some time. I was also interested in technology so I thought the best for me is to start as a computer scientist. I still work as an IT-Engineer but I really miss the creative part in this job.
Everything started when I went on a trip to Thailand and started to share photos on Instagram. I got a lot of great feedback and gained a lot of followers in a short period of time. Because of the good feedback I shared some old travel pictures on my Instagram gallery and it went nuts. A big Instagramer reposted a photo and overnight I had like 5000 Followers. Because of my job I had no time to travel around and I stopped photographing. One Year ago I got tired of my job and started to photograph again. I hope one day I can work as a photographer as full time job.
The photo of me on the top totally describes my life. On the right site is my daily life as an IT-Engineer. Everything is gray – it’s just about technology, sell solutions, make money, success, business, etc… The right site is my creative life. Sharing my passion, start creating, being creative, traveling, enjoying life. Life is too short to do what others expect from you – I don’t make a lot of money with my photography but I really love what I do.
My Dream is to start a journey just with a backpack and my camera. I would not mind traveling alone. When you are on the road alone you don’t get distracted by others. You have time to think about your life, enjoy the landscapes and find the right spot to take a nice photo. Sometimes it’s so relaxing just to stay at one place and waiting for the perfect light to get an excellent photo. Sure if the girl of my dreams would like to join me – why not. In my opinion everyone should make this experience to travel alone.
One of my favorite place on earth is Brazil. It’s one of the world’s most charming place. A stunning country of powdery white-sand beaches, rain forests and wild, rhythm-filled metropolises. I have seen towns that are frozen-in-time like Buzios, wonderful landscapes in Rio de Janeiro, the thundering waterfalls of Iguazú and peaceful tropical islands like Jericoacoara. Brazil’s has an awesome biodiversity: You can drive for 10km and the landscape change magically. Legendary in scope, it has the greatest collection of plant and animal species found anywhere on earth.
Currently I am on the road with the Canon EOS 700D and Canon G7X – Following the motto; the best camera is the one you have with you. Sure I would like to have a better camera like the Canon EOS 5D Mark III but it’s too expensive for me and as well too heavy to travel around the world. It really doesn’t matter which camera you own. The Smartphone in your pocket can create awesome photos as well. The most important thing is, you need good light and the eye for a great shot.