After I gave up my career as a typographer in January 1998, I went on a 5-year odyssey to finally find my passion.
For two years mostly I worked during the night, among other things as a lacquerer for airplanes and in a post office carrying around bulky cargo. Later I gathered experience as a ventilation fitter and as industrial painter. Following this I worked as a male nurse in the hospital as well as a social worker working with drug addicts. Also I hung up posters for a few years. Further I collected used clothing and shoes for a company as the only Swiss working among migrants. Gathering all this experience most probably helped in shaping my need and interest in social themes. Besides almost becoming a police cadet and construction painter early on I canceled the training in health massage and as a fashion designer.
In 2003 I found my way to photography by coincidence. Since 2005 I have been working as a freelance photographer for various clients and in 2008 started working intensively on my personal and documentary projects assisted by photographers like Paolo Pellegrin, Anders Petersen and Michael Ackerman.
“My interest lies in humankind and it’s role in society, especially in the space man claims for himself or to which he finds himself exposed to. My objective is to get as close to the point of where I can make myself – for a moment – part of a persons life. With the help of my subjective perception I attempt turning their innermost part outward – accentuating their vulnerability, fear, uncertainty and desires.”