Stephan Brauchli and his cat Tsonga

Stephan Brauchli is a passionate self-taught photographer living in Zurich, Switzerland with a deep empathy for the natural world. He studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. After his studies, Stephan started a job with an information technology consultancy in the United States. In 2006 he moved back to Switzerland where he had grown up. Stephan Brauchli now works at a Swiss private bank in IT as well as a freelance photographer. Stephan’s photographic adventure started in 1998 with nude photography. Since then he has also become fond of wildlife and travel photography and has been traveling as much as he can given his full time job. His favorite destinations so far include Myanmar, Madagascar, Namibia, Iceland, Greenland and Antarctica. Stephan started experimenting with abstract smoke photography in the late 1990s and is still fascinated by the surreal images it yields.

 

Exhibitions

01/2019 photo19 – Zurich, Switzerland – 10.-14.01.2019 – Sirenas
11/2018 The Image Gallery – Athens, Greece – 23.11.-08.12.2018 – Somata
01/2018 photo18 – Zurich, Switzerland – 12.-16.01.2018 – Aerial fashion series
02/2017 TART gallery – Zurich, Switzerland – Muses – then and now
01/2017 photo17 – Zurich, Switzerland – Bubble Nudes
01/2015 photo15 – Zurich, Switzerland – Smoke Creatures
04/2014 Photobastei – Zurich, Switzerland – Ephemeral Demons
01/2014 photo14 – Zurich, Switzerland – Coming Home
05/2001 ProJex Gallery – Austin, Texas – Nude Works

Awards

2018 International Color Awards – honorable mention – aerial “Transition”

2017 Black & White Spider Awards – honorable mention – nature “Gate to paradise”

2016 International Photography Awards – honorable mention – landscape “Rio Infrared”
2016 International Photography Awards – honorable mention – nudes “The birth of clairvoyance”

2013 International Photography Awards – 2nd place – wildlife “Coming Home”
2013 International Photography Awards – honorable mention – fashion “Crinoline Dream”
2013 International Photography Awards – honorable mention – one shot: one world: places “Gannet Ballerina”
2013 International Photography Awards – honorable mention – one shot: one world: people “Himba Mother and Child”

2012 International Photography Awards – honorable mention – fashion, self-promotion “Speed Racer”
2012 International Photography Awards – honorable mention – other “The Dancers – Can you hear the Music?”
2012 Black & White Spider Awards – honorable mention – wildlife “Lone Giant”

2011 International Photography Awards – honorable mention – wildlife “A Tanzania Safari to Remember”
2011 International Photography Awards – honorable mention – people: portrait “Faces of the Masai tribe”

2010 International Photography Awards – honorable mention – landscapes “Namib Desert”
2010 International Photography Awards – honorable mention – wildlife “Wildlife of southern Madagascar”

Stephan Brauchli taking pictures in Iceland – 2014 (Photo by Philipp Rueegg)

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“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the places and moments that take our breath away.”