It’s A Wedding Party!

Eva and Christian's wedding party, Ziegelhütte Oerlikon, July 15, 2016. Congratulations to the lovely couple!

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."  

Hard At Work For FIFA

Shooting the lovely new Secretary General, Madam Fatma Samoura, of Senegal, at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, on June 30, 2016.

God And The World — 1

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.

Resolutions, Revisited

Last Christmas, as I was reminiscing about the past year, I talked about how I was trying to live a life with less waste and consumption, in the hope of reducing my eco-footprint. I also vowed to never shop at a chain supermarket ever again because I witnessed first hand how much food they throw away.
Now, six months later, it’s time to look back and evaluate how I am doing. So in an attempt to find a topic to blog about and also hopefully inspire others a little bit, here’s a recap of my successes and failings so far.

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.