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 an Arcanum "master of photography", I've writen articles for a variety of publications, hosted the photography show "10 From The Couch" and produced the "Models are Made" video.
My biggest talent & the "why"? Because I love to make people look and feel beautiful.
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.
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