In 2005 I moved to New York to study at the International Center of Photography (ICP). I worked for as an assistant to a photo journalist and then as an assistant photo editor at GEO Magazine in their New York office. In 2011, I returned to Switzerland and started working at the Sonntagsblick Magazine – and now I work with all of the online and print publications at Blick Group. We focus on domestic as well as international news; in addition, we cover entertainment, lifestyle, and sports.
Creative risks often are what sets great photography apart from just good, or average photography.
Share what is in your head, produce it - don’t be afraid to take creative risks. Old fashioned face-to-face networking is a great way to meet people, share ideas, see what is trending and talk about who you are and what your work means. Get out there and see what people are doing – give and receive constructive criticism. Be inspired, and in doing so provide inspiration for someone else. In addition, I also think social networking in the digital world provides great ways to promote and share your work – but get educated about sharing your work online and be knowledgeable about copyright laws and the pros and cons that come with networking online. Don’t rely on one form of communication with your audience – but find the balance that works right for you.