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Love Affair in Zürich

On behalf of a Zurich communications and advertising agency I was working on a photo series they named “Love Affair in Zurich.” I needed some models who were romantic love couples in real life to realize the photo ideas I had in mind.  Moïra, Naomi, Lucien and Serhat were happy to perform their first ever model session for this photo project in Zurich’s old town district. On a grey and cold Saturday afternoon/evening in March we met in town – it was very cold – but lots of fun too, especially when everyone tried to stay serious and be romantic on demand 😉 !! Many, many thanks for their great job at the on-location photo shootings in the heart of Zurich!

Im Auftrag einer Züricher Kommunikations- und Werbeagentur arbeitete ich an einer Fotoserie/Fotoreportage zum Thema “Love Affair in Zurich”. Um meine Ideen zu diesem Projekt in der Altstadt Zürichs zu verwirklichen, engagierte ich Moïra, Naomi, Lucien und Serhat, die auch im “echten” Leben Liebespaare sind und ihren ersten Modeljob super gut machten. Es war grau und kalt an diesem Samstag Nachmittag/Abend in der Stadt, sehr kalt sogar, dennoch machte uns allen dieses Fotoshooting viel Spass, vor allem wenn es hiess, auf Knopfdruck romantisch verliebt zu sein und sich für die Langzeitbelichtung der Aufnahmen nicht zu bewegen  😉 . Vielen, vielen Dank für die tolle Mitarbeit an den On-Location Foto-Shootings im Herzen von Zürich!

 

 

Portrait Photo Session: Girl Power!

What a fun photo shooting we had! It all started from a birthday present from a mom to her daughter: the main idea was to take lovely photos of two BF4ever, but we squeezed in also some great  “Mum and daughters” and “Sweet sisters”-photos. We were blessed with an amazing and sunny afternoon, and after some “warm-up” photos inside we soon moved out to the garden and went even down to Lake Zurich. What can I say, a lot of fun and laughter! Let the photos speak for themselves.

Alles began mit einem Geburtstagsgeschenk: Mama schenkte ihrer Tochter zum Geburtstag ein Foto-Shooting. Best Friends 4ever Shots, Mama und Töchter Portraits – und das bei allerschönstem Wetter. Nach ein paar Warm-up Fotos im Haus und im Garten, verlegten wir unsere Foto-Session an den See. Ich danke Euch Girls für ein tolles Foto-Shooting, an welches ich mich immer wieder gerne zurück erinnere!!

 

 

 

Enamorada de Valencia – In love with Valencia

I am in love with Valencia, the wonderful Spanish city on the Mediterranean Sea. I have always been “enamorada”. In love with the city which holds so many happy childhood memories, where I had spent many great summers. My second hometown next to Zurich. A few months ago I went back to Valencia – with my camera of course. I very much like architecture photography and in the Ciudad de las Artes y de las Ciencias – City of Arts and Sciences – I was in photography heaven!

Here some info about this beautiful place (source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki) which was designed by Santiago Calatrava and Félix Candela. The construction started in July 1996  and the finished “city” was inaugurated April 16, 1998.  It is situated in the former riverbed of the river Turia.  The Ciudad de las Artes y de las Ciencias consist of the flowing buildings, which I am showing in my images:

  • L’Hémisferic — an Imax Cinema and Planetarium/Laserium. The building is meant to resemble a giant eye. The Hémisferic also known as the planetarium or the “eye of knowledge,” is the centerpiece of the City of Arts and Sciences. It was the first building completed in 1998. Its design resembles an eyelid that opens to access the surrounding water pool. The bottom of the pool is glass, creating the illusion of the eye as a whole.  The shutter is built of elongated aluminium awnings that fold upward collectively to form a brise soleil roof that opens along the curved axis of the eye. It opens to reveal the dome, the pupil of the eye.
  • El Museu de les Ciències Principe Felípe  — an interactive museum of science that resembles the skeleton of a whale. . The building’s architecture is known for its geometry, structure, use of materials, and its design around nature.
  • L’Umbracle — a landscaped walk with plant species indigenous to Valencia. The Umbracle is a space that is a home to numerous sculptures surrounded by nature. It was designed as a entrance to the City of Arts and Sciences.
  • L’ Oceanogràfic  — an open-air oceanographic park. It is the largest oceanographic aquarium in Europe. It was built in the shape of a water lily and is the work of architect Candela. Each building represents different aquatic environments.
  • El Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia — an opera house and performing arts center.  It is dedicated to music and the scenic arts. It holds many events such as opera, theatre and music in its auditoriums. Panoramic lifts and stairways connect platforms at different heights on the inside of the metallic frames of the building.
  •  El Punt de L’Assut de l’Or — a suspension bridge that connects the south side with Minorca Street, whose 125 meters high pillar is the highest point in the city.

Here are some images taken during the day …