God And The World

Wendelin Bucheli is a Catholic pastor in Bürglen, in the Swiss canton of Uri. In October 2014, Wendelin blessed a lesbian couple in the local church. As a consequence, he was fired by his boss, Bishop Vitus Huonder. After a massive public outcry and much media attention, Wendelin was finally allowed to stay on as a priest in Bürglen. In order to keep his job, he had to sign an official declaration, promising to abstain from same-sex benediction ceremonies in the future.

Leo Bovet

Leo Bovet is a stonecutter working in Meggen, close to Lucerne. I photographed him on a very cold day in February, but I was warmed by his great coffee (that was some gourmet sh*it, Leo!) and his beautiful atélier, reminding me of my old stomping ground, the studio at Bäckerstrasse.

From Zermatt to Pontresina

Last September, Schweizer Familie kindly sent me on another train trip through Switzerland — coincidentally it was the exact same train with the exact same crew on the exact same tracks as the year before.

Sara and Carmen

A while ago, I met Sara and Carmen, a lesbian couple living in Winterthur, Switzerland. They live in a registered partnership and have a daughter, Joa, who's turned 1 in July. I interviewed them in the summer and have recently started photographing them for my (book) project about lesbian lives. The idea behind this project is to document and highlight the challenges, difficulties and discriminations lesbian women are dealing with around the world. I started work in Johannesburg, and I'm very happy to have found Sara and Carmen for my Swiss chapter (and also that they live considerably closer).

Blue Architects

Recent portraits for Blue Architects. Check out their website here! In collaboration with Claudia Wildermuth from Bureau Vue. January 2016