Sara In CopenhagenBlog: Jul 18, 2016
In February this year, I accompanied Sara to Copenhagen. Sara is one half of the lovely couple I interview and photograph for my book project about lesbian lives. She and her wife Carmen are trying to get pregnant with their second child. This was their second attempt.
God And The World — 2Blog: Jul 5, 2016
Elisabeth and Marthi are a lesbian couple living in Bürglen UR. In September 2014, they had their civil union registered, and a month later invited their friends and families to a benediction ceremony in the local church. As the bells tolled, the town's Catholic pastor, Wendelin Bucheli, blessed them in front of sixty guests. Afterwards, everyone got together for drinks and dinner. "It was just like a wedding," they told me. "We had a wonderful day."
God And The World — 1Blog: Jun 21, 2016
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 BovetBlog: Jun 2, 2016
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.
Sara and CarmenBlog: Sep 11, 2015
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).