“So Much Inside Of Me Broke At That Very Moment”

Selina is a lesbian woman living in Bern. She grew up in the small village of Lauenen, close to Gstaad. When she was 21, the father of the girl she was seeing attacked and tried to kill her, and later incited the village against her family: "Keep your girls inside, there's a lesbian plague going around," his message was.

Harder At Work In Kosovo

I've photographed so much in these past few weeks that I just want to go to sleep instead of writing an interesting blog post about it. So here are a few behind the scenes-snaps of a shoot journalist Barbara Achermann and I did recently in Vushtrri, Kosovo, with Leutrim Zejnullahu and his mother Fahriye, for annabelle. Lots and lots and lots of other material is coming soon! And don't miss our studio party, on September 23, from 8AM to 8PM. Lea and I will be here all day and hope to see you! Kanzleistrasse 200/Erismannstrasse 38, 8004 Zürich.


In June, I collaborated with agency emoticom on the brand new Swisscom career and jobs website. We shot in offices, parks, cafés, trains (and on the mean streets of Zollikofen). It's rare for me as a photographer to be involved in a project right from the start, and it was really cool to work with an agency that valued my input in the planning phase.


—and the livin' is easy! Alas, though, so far my summer has been dominated by work (and early morning swimming sessions across the lake). Only last week I've had a bit of time to play: A hike on the Schächentaler Höhenweg and Marthi's relatives (who are so lucky to witness this picture-perfect landscape every day!); post-swim coffee with Ina, Frank and Felix; a boat ride on a rainy day; brushing teeth at dusk; and a still life à la Wolfgang Tillmans.

Sara In Copenhagen

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 — 2

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."