THE SHORT VERSION

I'm a photographer, producer and educator, originally from Switzerland, now based in Australia and working world wide. My clients range from private customers, models and agencies to magazines, newspapers and fashion labels. In a past life I made a living as singer and actor (in musicals, bands, and tv), however over the years my love for photography won the battle between "in front - or - behind the camera".

Beside my work as a photographer, I teach photography workshops and have been named "master of photography" by the Arcanum, I write articles for a variety of publications, host the photography show "10 From The Couch" and produced the "Models are Made" video.

I enjoy and embrace Social media and with over 1.6 million followers I am currently one of the most followed Australian personalities on Google+. You can find my G+ stream here!

My biggest talent: To make people look and feel beautiful.

SWISS AWARDS

At the 2016 Swiss Awards, held in Sydney Australia, Stephan received the prestigious "Rising Star" award, presented by the Swiss Ambassador to Australia, HE Pedro Zwahlen, Consul General of Switzerland Ernst Steinmann, event sponsor Glendora and event organiser SwissCham Australia.

At the 2016 Swiss Awards, held in Sydney Australia, Stephan received the prestigious "Rising Star" award, presented by the Swiss Ambassador to Australia, HE Pedro Zwahlen, Consul General of Switzerland Ernst Steinmann, event sponsor Glendora and event organiser SwissCham Australia.

Stephan Bollinger

Studio Portrait with Canvas Print

BEHIND THE SCENES

First and foremost, I’m a very proud dad of two gorgeous girls, Nyah (13) and Yve-Noelle (7), and a happily married man to my beautiful wife Amanda.

Photography is much more than just my job for me, it is my passion. I love capturing the “spark” in peoples eyes, their beauty, thought and emotion. I enjoy working with creative individuals, people with ideas, I love photographing children because of their brutal honesty and playful minds.  I’m fascinated by engaging concepts, inspired by the fashion world, the pop culture and modern design, and I admire the work of many photographers as well as the paintings of the old masters.

Workshops & The Arcanum

I believe “the secret sauce” is a very old fashioned way of thinking and in our day and age, we all should openly share what we know. I try my best to help others achieve their goals with online tutorials, image reviews, teaching workshops and – not to forget – as a "master of photography" at the Arcanum, academy of artistic mastery.

To find out more about the Arcanum, visit TheArcanum.com

COMMERCIAL | SPORT | EDITORIAL

My work has been published in magazines, featured in art galleries, is used on book, CD- and DVD covers. I enjoy working with many incredible international clients like Calleija Jewellers, Dr. Libby, Brandpoint (Gucci, Calvin Klein, Jessica Mauboy, Mustang, Cristiano Ronaldo, Jaguar, NY Apple etc), Food Circus, The Australian University Sport, to name a few. I've also had the great privilege to photograph some of the best in their fields, from sporting superstars like Roger Federer, the Australian Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks, to musicians like SealJanet Jackson, the Woodstock legends Canned Heat and the cast of “So you think you can dance“, and the beauties of Miss Universe.

One of my all-time favourites, a personal portraits of his holiness the Dalai Lama, has been published on book- and DVD cover’s around the world.

NETWORKING & JUDGING

I am a member of the International Academy of Visual Arts, as well as NPS Nikon Professional Servicesas and the Australian Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance. I’m a judge for 3 international awards: The Communicator Awards (Honouring Creative Excellence For Communications Professionals), The Davey Awards (honouring outstanding creative from the best small agencies & companies worldwide), and The W3 Awards (honoring superior creativity on the web).

TOP