If it’s one thing to appreciate about our growing social platforms, it’s the ability to connect with creatives in different regions of the world. We had the pleasure of speaking with young creator David Hubacher based out of Switzerland who simply creates stunning images that speak volumes and are quite appealing to the eye.
Tell us a little about yourself.
I’m 20 years, born and raised in Zurich, Switzerland. I work part time at a Sneakerstore and when I’m not doing that, I’m doing photography work for brands and companies. I love photography, sneakers, the nature, pizza, traveling and sports.
Being based in Switzerland, what’s the photography community like?
The Community is great! Switzerland has a population of only 8 Million people – so we’re like one big family.
How did you first get into photography?
When I was 8, I bought with all my saved money a small digital camera on ebay together with my dad. From this day on everything started – I did my first photography job at 15 years old and found my passion in nature photography two years ago.
Who are some of your biggest creative influences?
There are some instagramers like @muenchmax, @hannes_becker, @fursty, @cosmokoala and @kpunkka which I think kill the game! But my biggest influences are my friends. We always go out and shoot! We push each other to the maximum and try to kill all our recent shots on every new trip.
What’s one place you want to explore/ photograph & why?
Thats hard to answer. I want to see the world. Every part of it. Different cultures, landscapes and moods. I love nature but still like to explore city’s around the world! There are so many insane and mind blowing places, but my next trip in October is going to be Los Angeles and San Francisco through all those insane National Parks!
What do you love most about your creative journey?
The change. I love to scroll through my Instagram feed and see how my style and my skills changed over all those years. I always think my old shots are bad, but it’s awesome to see myself getting better and better.
What gear do you shoot with?
I shoot with a Canon 5D Mark III, 16mm-35mm f/2.8, 24mm f/1.4, 35mm f/1.4, 85mm f/1.4, iPhone 6 and a small FujiFilm x100T. My all time favorite is my 24mm!
What goals do you have for your photography/visual work?
I want to do it as a full time job. Not because of the money, just because it’s what I love to do and I always want to do. ALL THE TIME AND EVERYWHERE!!
How often do you travel? What’s your favorite place you’ve traveled & shot?
I’d say I travel a lot if traveling around Switzerland counts – Ha! I love to travel and I try to travel around the world as much as possible! One of my favorite places is London. It’s an insane and creative city. When it comes to nature, my home country!
What inspires you outside of photography & why?
Life! The best thing to do is to walk around and train your eye to see everything different than the others. Like things you see every day.
How have social platforms like Instagram influenced you as a creator?
It’s a platform which pushes you day by day! You see what others are capable of and always try your best to get the best results and push yourself to a new level you’ve never seen yourself in.
What’s one tip you’d give someone starting photography?
Don’t try to be like everyone else. Do your thing and stay true to yourself!
David’s ability to tell stories through his work is definitely amazing. At only 20, he’s continuing to grow as a creative at a fast rate, and his work is showing it. Check out some of David’s work on his Instagram or website and stay tuned for next week’s segment.