Life’s journey started in 1956, in
Basel, Switzerland. It was there I was introduced to the
mountains at an early age, by my late Dad. After many
blisters and plenty of sniffling and not always loving every
moment in the mountains, my dad thought there was little
hope for me to turn me in to a mountain man.
How times and circumstance have changed! Now I can hardly
wait for those few short summer months when you get that
rare glimpse at the sea of color and alpine beauty the
mountains have to offer.
As my journey in life continued, I ended up with the same
love for the outdoors and hobby’s my Dad had. I’m glad that
Paps could visit Canada one more time, after a long illness.
We could share for one last time, our passion for the
mountains and photograph their beauty.
|After finishing my
apprenticeship as a chef I enjoyed working in the beautiful
mountains of Wengen Switzerland .Then came the big jump and
immigration to Canada. But one year in Eastern Canada
without mountains and plenty of humidity made me move west
to Vancouver, where I worked for several seasons before
moving to Jasper.
|It was in
Jasper that the mountains once again called! I started to
get seriously interested in photography, partially due to
Edi Klopfenstein who was a friend and professional
photographer. After a few years in Jasper I met Sepp Renner
who gave me a chance to be the chef at Mica Creek Heli
After 4 years of some of
the most incredible mountain and powder fun, I moved to
Invermere where I got married to my wife Cathy and had our
Other stops included
Panorama Ski Resort and the 1985 Men's World Cup Downhill.
Downhill course prep at the 1988 Calgary Olympics.
We spent 4 years in Hood
River, Oregon USA, where we had Chiantis Ristorante. But I
have to honestly say though the Restaurant was fun;
windsurfing was my real passion. Not only was the sailing
phenomenal, but the many friendships we made as well as the
beauty the Columbia River Gorge & Hood River had to offer,
made those 4 years especially memorable.
Since we moved back to
Kootenays in Beautiful British Columbia, first to Nakusp and
now we are back Invermere where we still live now. Here the
outdoor photography is endless and the area has so much
beauty to offer one could spend a lifetime out there and not
capture it all...
In the era of Digital Photography I renewed my interest in
capturing the many moments the Kootenays and it's people
have to offer. And thus the idea of sharing some of the
photos online as well as doing custom photography shoots be
that as family portraits or special assignments for
magazines & advertising.