About Visual Exposures
I was Born In Basel Switzerland In 1956.
However , we spent many summer vacations in the mountains of the Engadine. And so my love for hiking and the mountains came naturally, you could say.
Also my Dad had a real love for the outdoors and photography, and so I followed suit.
After finishing a chefs apprenticeship and a winter season in Wengen, I took the big jump across the pond in 1975 and immigrated to Canada, following the motto “young man go west”. After a year in Quebec it was time to go further west and back to the mountains LOL.
First a year in Vancouver and then for several years to Jasper.
From Jasper it was on to 3 Seasons as the chef for CMH Heli Skiing In Mica Creek and the Caribou Lodge and some of the best powder skiing in the world .
I was then drawn by the emerging sport of Windsurfing to move to Invermere British Columbia, where I met and married my wife Cathi, who was born and raised here in the Columbia Valley. Shortly thereafter we had our daughter Sarena . It was also around then that I got back into photography and hiking .
And I haven’t looked back since.
From 1988 we spent 4 years In Hood River Oregon USA , where we had Chiantis Ristorante . And of course I took the opportunity to windsurf until the cows came home , literally .
After Hood River , Nakusp was our home for 15 years before finally ending back here in Invermere and the head waters of the Columbia River.
Having been up and down the entire Columbia River, it was time to throw the paddles away for good and so we still reside here now. When I hike around in the many side valleys and mountain tops of the Columbia Valley I am reminded of the astounding beauty this place has to offer .It’s like throwing a kid into a cookie jar when it comes to photography. Add all the National Parks within an hour or two drive and voila you realize that you life in the most amazing place .
In 2016 I will start guided hiking and photography tours max 2 people showcasing this great area, please contact me for arrangements.