noun | pjeɪdɑːˈtɛː,French pjetatɛʀ-
literally: "foot on the ground"
Definition: A smaller or secondary domicile; a second home
My home is the Engadine Valley. The striking landscape with its harsh climate has shaped me into who I am now. It grounds me and profoundly touches my being. The awe-inspiring force of nature evokes humbleness while being genuine and brutally honest.
My works attempt to grasp this magnificence and undeniable honesty in nature. Analog photography enables me to achieve exactly that. The light is captured unaltered on photographic paper. Actualized analog magic. Timeless, essential, candid.
Men's No Man's Land
The mountain passes of the alps are frequently travelled. Occasionally the human activity subsides, leaving behind a desolate landscape immersed in an eerie stillness. This no man's land merges with the remaining human traces to form poetic compositions.
The imposing mountainscapes of the Alps can evoke a sense of insignificance and confinement. In bad weather conditions the daunting mountains dissolve and vanish in the white infinite. The restraint dissipates and the horizon broadens. Even if only for a fleeting moment the soul soars freely.
The Image taken by my camera is captured directly on positive paper. Therefore the photograph depicts a mirror image of the actual subject, similarly to what happens to the light hitting the retina of a human eye before the brain reverses it.