More than three decades ago, I planned a career in engineering. However due to lack of an apprentice position in the rural area of Switzerland where I grew up, I decided to take up an apprentice chef position instead. I figured that people would always have to eat and as such positions for cooks would always be in high demand. Following my apprenticeship I made a child hood dream reality and started to travel and cook in Europe, Asia and Australia mainly in in hotels. Then after 5 ½ terrific years in Singapore where I was introduced to the many different flavors and cuisine of Asia, I received this terrific task of opening the Grand Hyatt here on the island of Gods.
It was then during my 5 ½ years working in Singapore that I started to get involved in documenting food through cameras. At the Grand Hyatt in Singapore, seldom a week past without having a photographer in our kitchens taking pictures for magazines and general media. It was during this time that I really started to get involved and addicted in food photography. First I purchased a professional camera, followed by a proper lighting set up and before I really knew what I was doing I was taking photos for the hotel which then where used within the hotel to promote our various food outlets.
Several years later in Bali I meet by sheer coincidence a publisher which looked at my shots and thought that the photos where good enough for a book publication. Barely one year later the first book on the cuisine of Bali was published for which I also wrote the recipes.20 years later I still love to take pictures of food and at the same time it makes me very proud that I was able to write and photograph 10 cookbooks on the cuisine of Bali and Indonesia.
Published on this site are only very few of the countless food images I have taken over the years. Should you have any need for specific photos on Balinese or Indonesian cuisine or on Indonesian spices, fruits or vegetables then please do contact me directly. I am almost certain we can assist you with your needs.