I’m a young fine art photographer, specializing in landscapes. My work focuses on nature, and includes both color and black & white images. The black & white part of my work focuses on showing dramatic, somber sceneries, usually with menacing clouds, and dark skies. The series I’m currently working on “Dark Skies on Tiny People” would be the perfect representation of this. My color work focuses more on the reveries of the places I photograph, usually with mist surrounding the area, giving a mysterious and magical feeling to the photograph. My series “Silence Has Fallen would be a perfect example of that.

When I began photography, I immediately leaned towards landscape photography, mainly because I came to love this art due to Sebastiao Salgado, with his exhibition Genesis. My main goal when shooting landscapes is to show the viewers the importance of nature, to evoke in them a certain love, and respect towards it. I want them to feel how I feel about the subjects I capture. It is a way of expression, a way for me to convey my emotions to the viewers. There is often a feeling of silence in my pictures, mixed with a need to take off the human impact on the world. I come from Switzerland, a place in which most of the people are being put on skis at three years old. I’m one of them, and I’ve seen the mountains getting less and less snow every year. I don’t want to end up telling my children about a sport that doesn’t exist anymore, like when I’ve been told about the Dodo, or the Tasmanian tiger. I want to live in a world which gives them the opportunity to live what I lived, and see what I saw.  This part of my work is greatly influenced by photographers such as Michael Kenna, Salgado, Ansel Adams, or Pentti Sammallathi, to name a few.

  That's me. 

That's me. 

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