Eiffel towerAbout this photograph
An urban explorer, Sandro Gämperle tirelessly documents the many escapades he undertakes in often unexplored or forgotten areas. His collections of photographs of populations and landscapes bear witness to his desire to share the emotion he feels when he encounters new cultures. From desert panoramas to the ghost towns of Namibia, from abandoned Swiss sanatoriums to the instable territory of Israel, Sandro Gämperle offers rare and artistic views of the world to the spectator. The emblematic Eiffel Tower has inspired, over time, so many writers and artists that it is hard to believe it can still be rediscovered through a photographer?s eye. Yet, by focusing on the crowd who gather en masse under the majestic arch of the great iron lady, Sandro Gämperle reveals the scope of its visitation and the organisation required to accommodate 7 million tourists every year.Read more Read less
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Born in 1975, Swiss artist Sandro GÃ¤mperle is multi-talented, playing many roles. A professional engineer, he had a career in mechanical engineering while developing an eminently professional photographic practice in his spare time. A self-taught photographer, he taught himself photography from the early 2000s, at the time the first digital cameras arrived on the market. The instant character of digital allowed him to experiment the technique and settings required to produce images on his own. From his home in Zurich, Sandro GÃ¤mperle fuels his curiosity by documenting the voyages he undertakes throughout the world, whether they are professional or personal. The photographerâ€™s determination bore fruits when he participated in a number of exhibitions in Switzerland and recently at â€œPhoto 13â€ and â€œPhoto 14â€ at the Maag Event Hall by presenting his shots of Myanmar and the American West.