“‘The Swiss’ is an homage to my chosen home; Switzerland. It is what Switzerland means to me and how I see Switzerland and the Swiss.
There was never any real defined focus for this project, except that it is about my Switzerland. So I basically photographed everything that interested me, people, places, cultural events etc. The project started with me going to various cultural events in Switzerland, such as Swiss wrestling, which is basically two people in a ring of sawdust trying to get one another’s shoulders on the ground. It probably the most popular sport in rural Switzerland. From this, it evolved into a road trip project, where I would take day trips from my home. I avoided larger cities because I think they are becoming more and more uniform. You find the same chain stores and the individuality of the cities have a tendency to get lost.”