Education Permanente

Last summer, I shot this assignment in Uster for Education Permanente magazine, in collaboration with Völlm + Walthert. I accompanied Marianna Ogbuchi and Esmil Yasin for a few hours on the premises of also!, an organisation which helps integrating people living off of welfare back into a professional environment. It was a super interesting day! Thanks, EP, and VW, and also! Here's the issue online.

A Love Letter to Photography. And About My Brothers

My favourite photograph I took this year—or maybe ever—is a picture that's only for me. I waited five months to shoot it, and then I promised the person in the photo not to show it to anyone, so it's just sitting on a hard drive. Every once in a while I look at it when I'm alone. I'm so glad I took it, and it reassures me, but every viewing reminds me of that time that's gone, and then my heart breaks a little. Photography can be so intimate, and so melancholy: Every time I press the shutter, it's an acknowledgement that the moment I've just photographed has passed.

Notes on My Sabbatical

In case you're wondering what it's like to take months and months off of work, here's my take. When I came back from Madagascar in mid-May, I didn't have any plans apart from running (a lot) and swimming (even more), chillaxin', getting a tan and working on my book project on the side. The summer months stretched endlessly in front of me and it was both scary and amazing. I realized that I haven't had this much free time since I began first grade, 30 years ago! And I did stuff I've never done before, just because I had. So. Much. Free. Time.