Rolf Maeder

For me, photography is a voyage of discovery into the unknown,
where I can see shapes, colors and the dynamic play of elements
in a new way over and over again.

Wafts of fog wander slowly and you can see wonderful fragments of a landscape while waiting patiently. - The shock of a lightning strike! For a fraction of a second the whole landscape is illuminated in the black night. - In the morning blue the Alpine chain rises clearly above the haze in the Mittelland. - Sunrays suddenly break through the fog cover and a section of the landscape shines in all its colourful splendour.

With my landscape pictures I would like to invite by means of a simple and clear picture language to the exact looking and to the completely personal feeling of the message of a moment.

After 15 years in the USA, I moved to Langenbruck in 2014. - In Sedona, the picturesque heart of Arizona, where I lived from 1999 to 2014, my affinity for digital photography began to take shape. Shortly before returning to Switzerland, I took a night shot of flashes in the Grand Canyon, published worldwide and published in TIME magazine as one of the most impressive photos of 2013.

Since my return to Switzerland, I have been working professionally as a photographer (especially fine art photography and portraits) and as a musician (horn player, choirmaster and workshop leader)