Portraits are ordered for many different reasons: As gifts for your loved ones, as part of a job application, as profile pictures on social media platforms – or simply for your own fun, because during a portrait session it is you who is taking centre stage.

Good portraits are not supposed to make you look like a beautiful stranger, but bring out your natural and authentic beauty. That’s why it’s up to you to decide where they should be taken: In a studio, outdoors or in your home.

You’ll be charged either at an hourly/daily rate depending on how much time is spent, or at a flat rate previously agreed upon.

Wedding photography must be planed carefully because you, your guests and the most important moments of the day must be documented – and that applies whether you have booked a documentary of the whole day or just a few official shots.

During a free pre-wedding photo shooting your “chocolate side” will be identified, and when the most wonderful day of your life finally arrives, you’ll be all relaxed and able to enjoy it without giving a thought to the camera in front of you.
You’ll be charged either at an hourly/daily rate depending on how much time is spent, or at a flat rate previously agreed upon.

Documentaries can focus on a certain topic or an event. They can also be connected to an excursion or a longer trip at home or abroad.

When ordering a documentary you can expect not only photographic know how but also people skills, intercultural competence and respect towards people with a different cultural background and their environment.

You’ll be charged either at an hourly/daily rate depending on how much time is spent, or at a flat rate previously agreed upon.

Corporate photography is very diverse because the business world needs photos of buildings, products, services and people to illustrate its work.

No matter if you’re looking for photo material for a company portrait, a publicity shoot for posters and flyers, portraits of your staff or a photographic documentation of a conference, a symposium or an open day: You’ll find professional photography and conceptual design on offer beneath the same roof.

You’ll be charged either at an hourly/daily rate depending on how much time is spent, or at a flat rate previously agreed upon.

For public figures, image development and image cultivation are part of their daily life. No matter if you’re an artist, singer, politician or business tycoon: Your face will appear on posters and flyers, in programmes, in newspapers, magazines and books, on music albums and on social media platforms.

Let a professional take care of your personal image and your public appearances as well as your artwork, because showmanship truly is an art.

You’ll be charged either at an hourly/daily rate depending on how much time is spent, or at a flat rate previously agreed upon.

You’re celebrating a milestone birthday or an anniversary; your baby looks irresistibly cute with that teddy; your first-grader’s smile is particularly charming with that missing tooth: Special moments you would like to hold on to, at least photographically.

Family photos are supposed to take you down memory lane later on, but the actual shooting of them should be fun for everyone involved as well. That’s why it’s up to you to decide where the latter should take place: In a studio, outdoors or in your home.

You’ll be charged either at an hourly/daily rate depending on how much time is spent, or at a flat rate previously agreed upon.

After a brief theoretical introduction, you will get the chance to apply what you learned during a whole day of actual practice in order to take you to the next level as a photographer.

Street life, water, moving objects, events, architecture, nature: You decide what you would like to focus on during your individually tailored course day – and should you not want to enjoy the day alone, you’re welcome to bring up to 2 photography interested friends to share the fun.

You’ll be charged at a flat rate previously agreed upon.

TESTIMONIALS

  • Sir Bro Robin – what an amazing talent you are! LOVE your work. I always go WOW when I see a new shot you took or anything you post on Facebook! 🙂

    Ae need great eyes AND great guys like you!
    Peace always, Urs

    Urs Wiesendanger
    Produzent, Zürich CH

  • Dear Sir Robin, I understand why SIR is attached to your name…. your work is absolutely brilliant. I had no idea, what I was about to witness…..would be so captivating.

    Your work is beyond the norm, and absolutely stunning. Bravo, Jeri Lynne

    Jeri Lynne
    Sängerin / Songwriterin, California USA

  • Mit Freuden erinnere ich mich an unser gemeinsames Shooting und die dabei entstandenen Bilder.

    Nach wie vor nehme ich viele Komplimente dafür entgegen und gebe sie Dir auf diesem Weg gerne weiter. Immer gerne wieder!

    Estella Benedetti
    Sängerin / Songwriterin, Luzern CH

  • Hallo Robin Auch nach Monaten schauen mich die neuen Fotos noch so gut an, dass ich mich in ihnen gerne wiedererkenne. Mein Erscheinungsbild, meine Musik, meine Auftritte bilden jetzt eine deutlichere Einheit, mit der ich mich noch stärker und echter ausdrücken kann.

    Heinrich Müller
    Musiker/Sänger, ex-Moderator “Tagesschau”

  • Danke für deinen tollen Einsatz an unserem ersten Fotoshooting mit dem Team brillenHAUS!

    Die Fotos sind einfach GENIAL! Der nächste Shoot kommt bald wieder…

    Nicole Senn
    Inhaberin Brillenhaus, Aarau CH

  • Robin, You bring pictures to life. I never have worked with such a relaxed and professional photographer like you are.

    Thanks for the great artwork,
    Thierry

    Thierry Condor
    Sänger, Zürich CH

  • Robin, you are awesome! Your photographs are inspiring and authentically beautiful.

    As a photographer for many years, I can testify to your talent.
    Paul Llody Warner

    Paul Lloyd Warner
    Sänger / Songwriter, California USA

  • Besten Dank für die wunderbaren Hochzeitsfotos, wir haben immer wieder grosse Freude daran. Und auch die Zusammenarbeit, wenn gerade keine Hochzeit angesagt ist (grins), ist äusserst professionell.

    Super, weiter so!

    Reto Fischer
    Redaktor / Blogger, Aarau CH

  • Fotos, von denen man glaubt, man träume nur davon… So einzigartig und aussagekräftig und jedesmal mit einem “wow” Effekt verbunden…

    Danke Robin, dass du uns deine “Perspektive” der Welt zeigst, welche mich persönlich gar verzaubert.
    Liebe Grüsse Fabienne

    Fabienne Felder
    Fotografin, Luzern CH

WHAT YOU GET

Consulting

Prior to the assignment we decide upon the aim and scope of the shooting/documentary, we define the image format and we outline the desired style and subject of the photos.

People Skills

At a shooting/during a documentary you can count not only on photographic know how but also on people skills, intercultural competence and respect towards people with a different cultural background.

Swift and uncomplicated Delivery

The image selection & processing is an integral part of every assignment and will be done asap after the shooting. In order to serve your online channels you’ll get a small selection of the best shots within 24h (e.g. for wedding day posts on Facebook).

The Casino-Wedding

The Casino-Wedding

“Lucky at cards and lucky at love” was the secret motto of Melanie and David’s wedding last saturday. Even the rainy weather did not really matter. We’ve started with some…

Bachfischet 2016

Bachfischet 2016

Every year at the dawn of autumn, the little town creek in Aarau is drained and cleaned. And like in old times, at dusk a beautiful children’s lantern parade accompany…

Wedding in the Woods

Wedding in the Woods

Just a few impressions here from Rahel and Pascal’s beautiful wedding in the woods last week. The weather might not have been perfect, but the event and the atmosphere certainly…

Maienzug in Aarau

Maienzug in Aarau

Since 400 years, on every first Friday in July Aarau celebrates the end of the scholar year with a youth festival called “Maienzug”. There’s a beautiful parade through the city…

Disney Nostalgia

Disney Nostalgia

Disneyland is the most joyful, happy, shiny and above all, colorful place there is. During a recent assignment in Paris I’ve visited the park and decided to capture some impressions…

A Music Video for a Change

A Music Video for a Change

Taking pictures doesn’t necessarily include taking movieclips as well. However, I love to make a film once in a while. Prepration and processing are a completely different story though, but…

Cécile & Tamara

Cécile & Tamara

Two years ago I’ve had the privilege to portray beautiful cellist Cécile Grüebler to create some promotion visuals for her website. For the update this year we took the shots…

Marine Leleu

Marine Leleu

I’ve had the privilege to photograph famous French sports coach and motivational trainer Marine Leleu in Paris last week. We chose the Jardins des Tuileries at the Louvre for our…

OscarOne Bar & Lounge

OscarOne Bar & Lounge

Had a great start into the New Year with a location shooting at the OscarOne Bar & Lounge in Aarau, complementary to the team shooting from later last year. It’s…

Night Shopping with Jack Sparrow

Night Shopping with Jack Sparrow

We’ve had the annual pre-christmas night-shopping in our city yesterday. It’s not only an opening hours extension for the local business, it’s a full blown winter-downtown-party. Se we’ve decided to…

The Syrian Refugee Camp

The Syrian Refugee Camp

During a journey in Jordan last August, I got the opportunity to visit the largest Syrian Refugee Camp Al Za’Atari at the Syrian/Jordan border and get a first hand account…

Beaumonde

Beaumonde

I’ve got to officially document the Beaumonde Fantasy Festival in Volketswil near Zurich. It’s a photographer’s paradise with all the celebrities and characters. Enjoy the little trip through the comic-…

Need second glasses?

Need second glasses?

My favorite optician has a special offer where everybody get’s 50% off the glass when buying a second pair of glasses. Here’s how we’ve decided to illustrate the offer. And…

Martina & Christian

Martina & Christian

Together with Dominique, my backup photographer I’ve had the great pleasure to document Martina’s and Christian’s wedding in Berne. It was a fantastic day, where everything was just perfect. We…

Charlotte & Victoria

Charlotte & Victoria

A relaxed and cheerful shooting doesn’t need to take hours. These shots of Charlotte and Victoria were even taken during a break of another shooting in the Strasbourg Orangerie. Spontaneous…

The Kleeb Mill

The Kleeb Mill

In the famous lower Emmental there’s a traditional mill, a family enterprise since 1840. They process materials from the region and produce fabulous, healthy products of best quality. Katja, the…

Lightning strikes

Lightning strikes

This is probably the simplest post of all here, it’s just this one image. But hey! Originally I’ve planed to take some night shots of the City Tower Members Club…

Creepy Crawlies & Friends

Creepy Crawlies & Friends

Sometimes when I leave the house, nature forces me to return immediately and get the camera out. Especially when spiders block my way or snails race up the driveway, or…

Beatriz & Federico

Beatriz & Federico

A shooting doesn’t necessarily need to be expensive. I’ve spent a short two hours only with cellist Beatriz Blanco and pianist Federico Bosco on three different locations in Basel where…

Up With People Show 2015

Up With People Show 2015

Last week I was invited to document the new “Up With People” show 2015 together with Dominique, my backup photographer. We’ve had the warmest welcome when we got to the…

Italianità in Zürich

Italianità in Zürich

Every now and then there’s an event which I not only document but get photographed myself. One such event was last Wednesday’s CD release party of Angelo Pellicorio’s debut album…

Maitreya Procession

Maitreya Procession

Once more I had the great pleasure to visit the Rabten Choeling Centre for Higher Tibetan Studies on Mont-Pèlerin, this time on the occasion of the Monlam Prayer Festival. Here…

Who’s afraid of the Dentist?

Who’s afraid of the Dentist?

This week I had quite an intriguing corporate session at the dentist’s. In the morning I got a ceramic filling and in the afternoon we’ve changed the same treatment room…

Moving out

Moving out

The new year starts pretty much where we’ve left off the old year – with a shooting at my favorite Optician’s. This time we’ve just had a lot of fun…

Techie Close-Ups

Techie Close-Ups

I was asked to take close-ups of technical products for a special brochure that will be printed in January. The idea was that the products are not recongnized immediately. Here…

The Glasses Advent

The Glasses Advent

Sometimes I believe we can’t top the shootings for Nicole Senn’s optician store. But then we’re always having better and stranger ideas 🙂 This time Nicole’s organized a few Advent…

A quick Portrait Session

A quick Portrait Session

Here’s a selection of portraits from a shooting with my dear friend Claudia. It makes things easier of course when someone is an experienced model like Claudia is. However I…

Le Pianiste

Le Pianiste

We’ve originally planned a regular portrait shoot for Belgian pianist Sébastien Dupuis’s website. However, when I’ve spotted the little kid’s piano in the corner of the house where Sébastien’s grand…

Emergency Room Shooting

Emergency Room Shooting

We had a great video shooting for Swiss singer Thierry Condor’s new single release “Open Heart Surgery” in the district hospital of Muri. It was a 12-hours shooting session with…

Airborne

Airborne

It doesn’t always have to be the DSLR. Especially not up in the air 🙂 Here’s a short selection of aerial impressions taken with the GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition…

Wood and Horn

Wood and Horn

Our favorite Optician has released their own brand of wood and horn glasses. To properly present the models we had the team wear their glasses (as usual) and took the…

The Jeweler’s Brochure

The Jeweler’s Brochure

To present the team of Jeweler Gygax from Aarau, we’ve organized a shooting on location. We took the portraits in a very relaxed atmosphere (with plenty of Prosecco, canapés and…

Making-of Poster “oper für alle”

Making-of Poster “oper für alle”

On May 5th and 6th the shooting for our poster “opera for all” took place. From June 2nd on, the poster can be seen everywhere in Zurich and around the…

Portrait Animations (Making Of)

Portrait Animations (Making Of)

The Ballett Zurich had a great idea for their new website: they wanted to show animated portraits of the dancers, like the so called “Cinemagraphs”. Cinemgraphs have been established in…

Two Days at the Opera

Two Days at the Opera

I’m also the Ballett Zurich’s backstage photographer for special events at the Zurich Opera House. One such event was the Dance Festival Steps 2014, which showed three premières called “Notations”. I’ve documented…

Wedding in April

Wedding in April

There’s not always bad weather in April. Jessica’s and Victor’s Wedding was on April 4th. We had the most beautiful weather and enjoyed a great fun day, starting with the…

The forgotten Centenarians

The forgotten Centenarians

Last year, I started a project to portray centenarians in the Caucasus and in Central Asia. The number of very old people living in that region is above-average. The explanations for this…

Creating a CD Artwork

Creating a CD Artwork

A few months ago, I did two studio shootings with US-American Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Jeri Lynne. She was working on her album “Just For You” then, a tribute to the late…

Sacred Places II

Sacred Places II

Maybe you remember the album I started with images of sacred places. Here’s my third addition to the cathedral-collection. There is the Notre-Dame-en-Vaux church in Châlons-en-Champagne, France. This interesting roman-gothic…

Cecile, the Cellist

Cecile, the Cellist

Here’s a selection of images I took of beautiful Swiss cellist Cécile Grüebler. We spent some time in the studio and went out later on in order to catch a…

Taking Corporate Visuals

Taking Corporate Visuals

We needed some new visuals for an update of the website of our family owned business, a leading enterprise for hydraulics with almost 100 years of business history behind it.…

Ballett Zurich Photo Book

Ballett Zurich Photo Book

I just received some copies of the new photo book of the Ballet Zurich. It contains images of the whole Ballet Company from 4 different photographers. I’m the who took…

Richi in the Woods

Richi in the Woods

I had two great sessions with renowned Swiss bass player Richard Hugener. A cool studio shooting (in the warmth) and one in the woods. That, in itself, wouldn’t have been…

Girlpower

Girlpower

I had a few nice studio jobs in the past weeks, three of which were with excellent singers/songwriters. Please meet the three ladies and have a look at some of…

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

We had to step out of season for Thierry Condor’s upcoming album “This is Christmas”. The short studio shooting for the digital booklet and the album cover was done in…

Switching Studios

Switching Studios

He’s more used to the sound studio than the photo studio. But Swiss producer Urs Wiesendanger is looking good in front of a camera too. The shooting was an addition…

David Sanborn & Bob James

David Sanborn & Bob James

Like the other year, when I took some photographs of Lee Ritenour and Dave Grusin at the beautiful Zürcher Tonhalle during their soundcheck, this time I met with David Sanborn,…

Caucasus Centenarians

Caucasus Centenarians

Under the aegis of the Caucasus Universities Association I’ve started a new project: Documenting centenarians in the Caucasus and in Central Asia. Our team consists of a historian, a linguist,…

The Video Shoot

The Video Shoot

It’s overseas – in the US, Japan and Australia mostly – where the release of Thierry Condor’s new album „Stuff Like That“ gets considerable attention. Which is why we’ve decided…

Winter in Ardahan

Winter in Ardahan

As part of my official mandate to document traditions and sights in the greater Ardahan region in north east Anatolia for the State University of Ardahan I went there once…

Rockwell Tower Blast

Rockwell Tower Blast

Just a quick message from this morning’s unusual action in the city. The 40+ year old Rockwell tower building in Aarau was brought down by explosion at 2 am. today.…

The Blondesmith

The Blondesmith

She’s not the girl you’d expect to be welding and grinding in a blacksmith’s shop. But be warned, looks can be deceiving. Beautiful artwork is leaving her hands: Firebowls, candleholders,…

Ballett Zürich

Ballett Zürich

I had the fantastic opportunity to document the training and rehearsal sessions of the Ballet Zurich, residing at the famous Zürich Opera House. It’s not only the setting in the…

Let it snow

Let it snow

How to take pictures high up in Tibet when you’re a) neither high up, nor b) in Tibet? We’ve had the funniest in my studio with the lovely team of…

Emergency Wedding

Emergency Wedding

What’s the usual reason for speeding up wedding plans? Right: pregnancy. In that case we’re talking twins, so it was a real emergency plan for a quick wedding. We’ve been…

Rabten Choeling

Rabten Choeling

I had the privilege to join the Centre d’Etudes Tibétaines Rabten Choeling on the lake of Geneva in Switzerland for the 30th birthday fesitivities of His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Choktul…

Heinrich Müller

Heinrich Müller

After the release of his new Bruce Springsteen cover album famous Swiss TV moderator Heinrich Mueller decided to adapt his visual style a bit to better represent his rock music.…

Thierry’s Angels II

Thierry’s Angels II

We already knew that we’ll be doing a jeweler shooting with Thierry and his angels right after the last shooting in April. IT’ll be promotion shots for the upcoming CD…

Sandra & Polo

Sandra & Polo

It was far too hot in the concert hall where Sandra Rippstein had her CD release party with Polo Hofer and Luk von Bergen last Tuesday. The release party was…

North-East-Anatolia

North-East-Anatolia

Every year we’re part of a renion of a group of friends somewhere in Turkey or in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. This year we’ve spent some time in…

Chateau Puech-Haut

Chateau Puech-Haut

I’m back from a vacation in Southern France where I spent the annual holiday with my dad. This time we’ve had a very warm welcome at the Château Puech-Haut in…

In Ascona with Thierry Condor

In Ascona with Thierry Condor

Last weekend we’ve had a wonderful few days in the Italian speaking part of Switzerland, the Ticino at the Lago Maggiore. We used the picturesque city of Ascona with its…

The Istanbul Junior Models

The Istanbul Junior Models

Those two beautiful art and design students are friends of ours in Istanbul. So we’ve decided to have a model-like shooting, although I only had a small flash and no…

Estella Benedetti & Band

Estella Benedetti & Band

We had a lovely shooting with Estella Benedetti and her Band last week at the new Restaurant “Go West” in Aarau – the perfect location for a New Country music…

Fire Brigade

Fire Brigade

I’m right back from photographing a local Fire Brigade exercise. It was well over 30° and fortunately it was only a drill and not the real stuff. But it was…

Sandra Rippstein

Sandra Rippstein

For Sandra’s upcoming album called “Filmriss” (film break) we’ve spent some time in our local cinema and came up with the idea to fill the entire room with Sandra and…

Dave Grusin & Lee Ritenour

Dave Grusin & Lee Ritenour

Last Saturday I had the opportunity to join Lee Ritenour, Dave Grusin, Tom Kennedy and Sonny Emory during their sound check. The concert was at the famous Zurich Tonhalle, a…

Thierry and his Angels

Thierry and his Angels

We had fun shooting some photos for Thierry Condor’s upcoming release of Herbie Hancock’s song “Lite me Up”. Three beautiful ladies assisted us at the “Opium Lounge” in Aarau. Check…

Estella Benedetti on Stage

Estella Benedetti on Stage

I spent another fantastic evening in Lucern last week, with Estella Benedetti and her band at their concert, supporting Maceo Parker. Make sure you’ll get the chance to see them…

Stefanie Heinzmann live

Stefanie Heinzmann live

Last Friday I’ve had the chance to photograph Stefanie Heinzmann during her concert at the restaurant Einstein in Aarau. It was a great evening, fantastic music with her unplugged band,…

Cathryn Band Shooting

Cathryn Band Shooting

We had an excellent shooting with exceptional Cathryn and her band. We’ve started in their bandclub and had a session in the city of Baden later on. It was quite…

Record Release Party Coverage

Record Release Party Coverage

A nice evening at Michel Erismann’s and Andreas Neeser’s record release party tonight at the Restaurant Einstein in Aarau. Fortunately they put enough light on the stage so I had…

Hungry anyone…?

Hungry anyone…?

Hey, I love to cook. Or maybe I just love to eat. Or both. However, the trick with taking images while cooking is a) not to burn anything b) not…

“your father he is…”

“your father he is…”

It’s not that often that you find yourself surrounded by Star Troopers and Lord Vader. It actually happened to me twice this week when shooting the official photos for the…

Julia Star

Julia Star

There’s kids and there’s kids. Young talent Julia Star is definitely the latter. With an exceptional voice at the age of 15, famous through many TV shows in Germany and…

Sacred Places

Sacred Places

Sacred Places have a special attraction. Not only for photography, but especially to enjoy a contemplative moment and reflect on life, the universe and everything… However, on my latest trip…

Henri Glovelier

Henri Glovelier

“It’s got to look French!” is not an easy request when scouting for a shooting location in central Switzerland. Well it wasn’t that difficult either, we just went to the…

The Woodpecker

The Woodpecker

You might expect the two worst environments for your camera equipment would be rain or sand on a beach. Well there’s another tough one: the atelier of wood artist Sven.…

Urs Wiesendanger – the Master

Urs Wiesendanger – the Master

Portraying interesting people is one of the most satisfying tasks you can get. I had such an enriching experience last week when doing a promotional shoot with music producer Urs…

Where is the Love?

Where is the Love?

We certainly found the love at the world famous Powerplay Studios outside Zurich when shooting promotion material for Thierry Condor and Mya Audrey. The shoot was scheduled sometime during the…

Paris à Pied

Paris à Pied

When I lived in Paris a while ago I took many opportunities to walk the city and capture some of the special moments that presented themselves to me. Here’s my…

Paris à Pied

Paris à Pied

When I lived in Paris a while ago I took many opportunities to walk the city and capture some of the special moments that presented themselves to me. Here’s my…

Where is the Love?

Where is the Love?

We certainly found the love at the world famous Powerplay Studios outside Zurich when shooting promotion material for Thierry Condor and Mya Audrey. The shoot was scheduled sometime during the…

Urs Wiesendanger – the Master

Urs Wiesendanger – the Master

Portraying interesting people is one of the most satisfying tasks you can get. I had such an enriching experience last week when doing a promotional shoot with music producer Urs…

The Woodpecker

The Woodpecker

You might expect the two worst environments for your camera equipment would be rain or sand on a beach. Well there’s another tough one: the atelier of wood artist Sven.…

Henri Glovelier

Henri Glovelier

“It’s got to look French!” is not an easy request when scouting for a shooting location in central Switzerland. Well it wasn’t that difficult either, we just went to the…

Sacred Places

Sacred Places

Sacred Places have a special attraction. Not only for photography, but especially to enjoy a contemplative moment and reflect on life, the universe and everything… However, on my latest trip…

Julia Star

Julia Star

There’s kids and there’s kids. Young talent Julia Star is definitely the latter. With an exceptional voice at the age of 15, famous through many TV shows in Germany and…

“your father he is…”

“your father he is…”

It’s not that often that you find yourself surrounded by Star Troopers and Lord Vader. It actually happened to me twice this week when shooting the official photos for the…

Hungry anyone…?

Hungry anyone…?

Hey, I love to cook. Or maybe I just love to eat. Or both. However, the trick with taking images while cooking is a) not to burn anything b) not…

Record Release Party Coverage

Record Release Party Coverage

A nice evening at Michel Erismann’s and Andreas Neeser’s record release party tonight at the Restaurant Einstein in Aarau. Fortunately they put enough light on the stage so I had…

Cathryn Band Shooting

Cathryn Band Shooting

We had an excellent shooting with exceptional Cathryn and her band. We’ve started in their bandclub and had a session in the city of Baden later on. It was quite…

Stefanie Heinzmann live

Stefanie Heinzmann live

Last Friday I’ve had the chance to photograph Stefanie Heinzmann during her concert at the restaurant Einstein in Aarau. It was a great evening, fantastic music with her unplugged band,…

Estella Benedetti on Stage

Estella Benedetti on Stage

I spent another fantastic evening in Lucern last week, with Estella Benedetti and her band at their concert, supporting Maceo Parker. Make sure you’ll get the chance to see them…

Thierry and his Angels

Thierry and his Angels

We had fun shooting some photos for Thierry Condor’s upcoming release of Herbie Hancock’s song “Lite me Up”. Three beautiful ladies assisted us at the “Opium Lounge” in Aarau. Check…

Dave Grusin & Lee Ritenour

Dave Grusin & Lee Ritenour

Last Saturday I had the opportunity to join Lee Ritenour, Dave Grusin, Tom Kennedy and Sonny Emory during their sound check. The concert was at the famous Zurich Tonhalle, a…

Sandra Rippstein

Sandra Rippstein

For Sandra’s upcoming album called “Filmriss” (film break) we’ve spent some time in our local cinema and came up with the idea to fill the entire room with Sandra and…

Fire Brigade

Fire Brigade

I’m right back from photographing a local Fire Brigade exercise. It was well over 30° and fortunately it was only a drill and not the real stuff. But it was…

Estella Benedetti & Band

Estella Benedetti & Band

We had a lovely shooting with Estella Benedetti and her Band last week at the new Restaurant “Go West” in Aarau – the perfect location for a New Country music…

The Istanbul Junior Models

The Istanbul Junior Models

Those two beautiful art and design students are friends of ours in Istanbul. So we’ve decided to have a model-like shooting, although I only had a small flash and no…

In Ascona with Thierry Condor

In Ascona with Thierry Condor

Last weekend we’ve had a wonderful few days in the Italian speaking part of Switzerland, the Ticino at the Lago Maggiore. We used the picturesque city of Ascona with its…

Chateau Puech-Haut

Chateau Puech-Haut

I’m back from a vacation in Southern France where I spent the annual holiday with my dad. This time we’ve had a very warm welcome at the Château Puech-Haut in…

North-East-Anatolia

North-East-Anatolia

Every year we’re part of a renion of a group of friends somewhere in Turkey or in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. This year we’ve spent some time in…

Sandra & Polo

Sandra & Polo

It was far too hot in the concert hall where Sandra Rippstein had her CD release party with Polo Hofer and Luk von Bergen last Tuesday. The release party was…

Thierry’s Angels II

Thierry’s Angels II

We already knew that we’ll be doing a jeweler shooting with Thierry and his angels right after the last shooting in April. IT’ll be promotion shots for the upcoming CD…

Heinrich Müller

Heinrich Müller

After the release of his new Bruce Springsteen cover album famous Swiss TV moderator Heinrich Mueller decided to adapt his visual style a bit to better represent his rock music.…

Rabten Choeling

Rabten Choeling

I had the privilege to join the Centre d’Etudes Tibétaines Rabten Choeling on the lake of Geneva in Switzerland for the 30th birthday fesitivities of His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Choktul…

Emergency Wedding

Emergency Wedding

What’s the usual reason for speeding up wedding plans? Right: pregnancy. In that case we’re talking twins, so it was a real emergency plan for a quick wedding. We’ve been…

Let it snow

Let it snow

How to take pictures high up in Tibet when you’re a) neither high up, nor b) in Tibet? We’ve had the funniest in my studio with the lovely team of…

Ballett Zürich

Ballett Zürich

I had the fantastic opportunity to document the training and rehearsal sessions of the Ballet Zurich, residing at the famous Zürich Opera House. It’s not only the setting in the…

The Blondesmith

The Blondesmith

She’s not the girl you’d expect to be welding and grinding in a blacksmith’s shop. But be warned, looks can be deceiving. Beautiful artwork is leaving her hands: Firebowls, candleholders,…

Rockwell Tower Blast

Rockwell Tower Blast

Just a quick message from this morning’s unusual action in the city. The 40+ year old Rockwell tower building in Aarau was brought down by explosion at 2 am. today.…

Winter in Ardahan

Winter in Ardahan

As part of my official mandate to document traditions and sights in the greater Ardahan region in north east Anatolia for the State University of Ardahan I went there once…

The Video Shoot

The Video Shoot

It’s overseas – in the US, Japan and Australia mostly – where the release of Thierry Condor’s new album „Stuff Like That“ gets considerable attention. Which is why we’ve decided…

Caucasus Centenarians

Caucasus Centenarians

Under the aegis of the Caucasus Universities Association I’ve started a new project: Documenting centenarians in the Caucasus and in Central Asia. Our team consists of a historian, a linguist,…

David Sanborn & Bob James

David Sanborn & Bob James

Like the other year, when I took some photographs of Lee Ritenour and Dave Grusin at the beautiful Zürcher Tonhalle during their soundcheck, this time I met with David Sanborn,…

Switching Studios

Switching Studios

He’s more used to the sound studio than the photo studio. But Swiss producer Urs Wiesendanger is looking good in front of a camera too. The shooting was an addition…

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

We had to step out of season for Thierry Condor’s upcoming album “This is Christmas”. The short studio shooting for the digital booklet and the album cover was done in…

Girlpower

Girlpower

I had a few nice studio jobs in the past weeks, three of which were with excellent singers/songwriters. Please meet the three ladies and have a look at some of…

Richi in the Woods

Richi in the Woods

I had two great sessions with renowned Swiss bass player Richard Hugener. A cool studio shooting (in the warmth) and one in the woods. That, in itself, wouldn’t have been…

Ballett Zurich Photo Book

Ballett Zurich Photo Book

I just received some copies of the new photo book of the Ballet Zurich. It contains images of the whole Ballet Company from 4 different photographers. I’m the who took…

Taking Corporate Visuals

Taking Corporate Visuals

We needed some new visuals for an update of the website of our family owned business, a leading enterprise for hydraulics with almost 100 years of business history behind it.…

Cecile, the Cellist

Cecile, the Cellist

Here’s a selection of images I took of beautiful Swiss cellist Cécile Grüebler. We spent some time in the studio and went out later on in order to catch a…

Sacred Places II

Sacred Places II

Maybe you remember the album I started with images of sacred places. Here’s my third addition to the cathedral-collection. There is the Notre-Dame-en-Vaux church in Châlons-en-Champagne, France. This interesting roman-gothic…

Creating a CD Artwork

Creating a CD Artwork

A few months ago, I did two studio shootings with US-American Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Jeri Lynne. She was working on her album “Just For You” then, a tribute to the late…

The forgotten Centenarians

The forgotten Centenarians

Last year, I started a project to portray centenarians in the Caucasus and in Central Asia. The number of very old people living in that region is above-average. The explanations for this…

Wedding in April

Wedding in April

There’s not always bad weather in April. Jessica’s and Victor’s Wedding was on April 4th. We had the most beautiful weather and enjoyed a great fun day, starting with the…

Two Days at the Opera

Two Days at the Opera

I’m also the Ballett Zurich’s backstage photographer for special events at the Zurich Opera House. One such event was the Dance Festival Steps 2014, which showed three premières called “Notations”. I’ve documented…

Portrait Animations (Making Of)

Portrait Animations (Making Of)

The Ballett Zurich had a great idea for their new website: they wanted to show animated portraits of the dancers, like the so called “Cinemagraphs”. Cinemgraphs have been established in…

Making-of Poster “oper für alle”

Making-of Poster “oper für alle”

On May 5th and 6th the shooting for our poster “opera for all” took place. From June 2nd on, the poster can be seen everywhere in Zurich and around the…

The Jeweler’s Brochure

The Jeweler’s Brochure

To present the team of Jeweler Gygax from Aarau, we’ve organized a shooting on location. We took the portraits in a very relaxed atmosphere (with plenty of Prosecco, canapés and…

Wood and Horn

Wood and Horn

Our favorite Optician has released their own brand of wood and horn glasses. To properly present the models we had the team wear their glasses (as usual) and took the…

Airborne

Airborne

It doesn’t always have to be the DSLR. Especially not up in the air 🙂 Here’s a short selection of aerial impressions taken with the GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition…

Emergency Room Shooting

Emergency Room Shooting

We had a great video shooting for Swiss singer Thierry Condor’s new single release “Open Heart Surgery” in the district hospital of Muri. It was a 12-hours shooting session with…

Le Pianiste

Le Pianiste

We’ve originally planned a regular portrait shoot for Belgian pianist Sébastien Dupuis’s website. However, when I’ve spotted the little kid’s piano in the corner of the house where Sébastien’s grand…

A quick Portrait Session

A quick Portrait Session

Here’s a selection of portraits from a shooting with my dear friend Claudia. It makes things easier of course when someone is an experienced model like Claudia is. However I…

The Glasses Advent

The Glasses Advent

Sometimes I believe we can’t top the shootings for Nicole Senn’s optician store. But then we’re always having better and stranger ideas 🙂 This time Nicole’s organized a few Advent…

Techie Close-Ups

Techie Close-Ups

I was asked to take close-ups of technical products for a special brochure that will be printed in January. The idea was that the products are not recongnized immediately. Here…

Moving out

Moving out

The new year starts pretty much where we’ve left off the old year – with a shooting at my favorite Optician’s. This time we’ve just had a lot of fun…

Who’s afraid of the Dentist?

Who’s afraid of the Dentist?

This week I had quite an intriguing corporate session at the dentist’s. In the morning I got a ceramic filling and in the afternoon we’ve changed the same treatment room…

Maitreya Procession

Maitreya Procession

Once more I had the great pleasure to visit the Rabten Choeling Centre for Higher Tibetan Studies on Mont-Pèlerin, this time on the occasion of the Monlam Prayer Festival. Here…

Italianità in Zürich

Italianità in Zürich

Every now and then there’s an event which I not only document but get photographed myself. One such event was last Wednesday’s CD release party of Angelo Pellicorio’s debut album…

Up With People Show 2015

Up With People Show 2015

Last week I was invited to document the new “Up With People” show 2015 together with Dominique, my backup photographer. We’ve had the warmest welcome when we got to the…

Beatriz & Federico

Beatriz & Federico

A shooting doesn’t necessarily need to be expensive. I’ve spent a short two hours only with cellist Beatriz Blanco and pianist Federico Bosco on three different locations in Basel where…

Creepy Crawlies & Friends

Creepy Crawlies & Friends

Sometimes when I leave the house, nature forces me to return immediately and get the camera out. Especially when spiders block my way or snails race up the driveway, or…

Lightning strikes

Lightning strikes

This is probably the simplest post of all here, it’s just this one image. But hey! Originally I’ve planed to take some night shots of the City Tower Members Club…

The Kleeb Mill

The Kleeb Mill

In the famous lower Emmental there’s a traditional mill, a family enterprise since 1840. They process materials from the region and produce fabulous, healthy products of best quality. Katja, the…

Charlotte & Victoria

Charlotte & Victoria

A relaxed and cheerful shooting doesn’t need to take hours. These shots of Charlotte and Victoria were even taken during a break of another shooting in the Strasbourg Orangerie. Spontaneous…

Martina & Christian

Martina & Christian

Together with Dominique, my backup photographer I’ve had the great pleasure to document Martina’s and Christian’s wedding in Berne. It was a fantastic day, where everything was just perfect. We…

Need second glasses?

Need second glasses?

My favorite optician has a special offer where everybody get’s 50% off the glass when buying a second pair of glasses. Here’s how we’ve decided to illustrate the offer. And…

Beaumonde

Beaumonde

I’ve got to officially document the Beaumonde Fantasy Festival in Volketswil near Zurich. It’s a photographer’s paradise with all the celebrities and characters. Enjoy the little trip through the comic-…

The Syrian Refugee Camp

The Syrian Refugee Camp

During a journey in Jordan last August, I got the opportunity to visit the largest Syrian Refugee Camp Al Za’Atari at the Syrian/Jordan border and get a first hand account…

Night Shopping with Jack Sparrow

Night Shopping with Jack Sparrow

We’ve had the annual pre-christmas night-shopping in our city yesterday. It’s not only an opening hours extension for the local business, it’s a full blown winter-downtown-party. Se we’ve decided to…

OscarOne Bar & Lounge

OscarOne Bar & Lounge

Had a great start into the New Year with a location shooting at the OscarOne Bar & Lounge in Aarau, complementary to the team shooting from later last year. It’s…

Marine Leleu

Marine Leleu

I’ve had the privilege to photograph famous French sports coach and motivational trainer Marine Leleu in Paris last week. We chose the Jardins des Tuileries at the Louvre for our…

Cécile & Tamara

Cécile & Tamara

Two years ago I’ve had the privilege to portray beautiful cellist Cécile Grüebler to create some promotion visuals for her website. For the update this year we took the shots…

A Music Video for a Change

A Music Video for a Change

Taking pictures doesn’t necessarily include taking movieclips as well. However, I love to make a film once in a while. Prepration and processing are a completely different story though, but…

Disney Nostalgia

Disney Nostalgia

Disneyland is the most joyful, happy, shiny and above all, colorful place there is. During a recent assignment in Paris I’ve visited the park and decided to capture some impressions…

Maienzug in Aarau

Maienzug in Aarau

Since 400 years, on every first Friday in July Aarau celebrates the end of the scholar year with a youth festival called “Maienzug”. There’s a beautiful parade through the city…

Wedding in the Woods

Wedding in the Woods

Just a few impressions here from Rahel and Pascal’s beautiful wedding in the woods last week. The weather might not have been perfect, but the event and the atmosphere certainly…

Bachfischet 2016

Bachfischet 2016

Every year at the dawn of autumn, the little town creek in Aarau is drained and cleaned. And like in old times, at dusk a beautiful children’s lantern parade accompany…

The Casino-Wedding

The Casino-Wedding

“Lucky at cards and lucky at love” was the secret motto of Melanie and David’s wedding last saturday. Even the rainy weather did not really matter. We’ve started with some…