– January 2016: Architectural Photographer of Year 2015
The Society of Photographers Association (SWPP), London

– November 2015: Gold Award in category “Architectural”
The Societies Monthly Image Competition

– November 2015: Highly commended image in category “Pictorial and Fine Art”
The Societies Monthly Image Competition

– January 2014: Nature Photographer of Year 2013,
The Society of Photographers Association (SWPP), London

– January 2014: Sports Photographer of Year 2013
The Society of Photographers Association (SWPP), London

– August 2013: Gold Award in category “Macro and Close-up”
The Societies Monthly Image Competition

– July 2013: Gold Award in category “Wildlife”
The Societies Monthly Image Competition

– July 2013: Gold Award in category “Monochrome”
The Societies Monthly Image Competition

– July 2013: Gold Award in category “Sports”
The Societies Monthly Image Competition

– June 2013: Gold Award in category “Events”
The Societies’ Monthly Image Competition

– June 2013: Gold Award in category “Landscape”
The Societies Monthly Image Competition

– June 2013: Gold Award in category “Wildlife”
The Societies Monthly Image Competition

– May 2013: Gold Award in category “Wildlife”
The Societies’ Monthly Image Competition

– May 2013: Gold Award in category “Landscape”
The Societies Monthly Image Competition

– March 2013: Gold Award in category “Nature”
The Societies’ Monthly Image Competition.

Bio Blaser

ABOUT

Chris Blaser is a professional photographer from Lausanne on the Lake Geneva arc in Switzerland.

What characterizes this enthusiast of nearly twenty-five years of professional experience is undoubtedly his quality as an adventurer, not to satisfy a taste for risk but much more his curiosity and the desire to go to meet the unknown, to explore new paths and to surpass themselves. Moreover, of the sports he practices regularly, he likes to defend “sportsmanship” and the values he represents, namely honesty, commitment, humility and respect.

The passion for photography was born from this thirst for life, trips around the world backpacking, extraordinary discoveries and encounters, the desire to share these riches of our world.

After a first job as an electrician and electrician, which was abruptly interrupted by the real estate crisis of the 1990s, he went on to make a first report on swallow nest hunters in Thailand during which he fell and broke several vertebrae. During his rehabilitation, he resumed his studies at the Evening Gymnasium and was eventually hired by the Swiss news agency Lausanne (ASL) and then by the newspaper 24Heures in which he underwent a two-year training course.

Then, his regular work as an independent photographer-reporter for the daily newspapers 24Heures and Tribune de Genève, or Terre and Nature, local newspapers, leads him to refine his view of our close environment and to enhance it. He gained field experience in many areas over the past fifteen years working with leading Swiss newspapers and magazines.

He continued to improve throughout his career and also trained in diving and underwater photography. This approach allows him to introduce an additional dimension to his work on the environment and sport, several of which have been published in the Grand Reportage of the weekly magazine L’Illustré.

He describes his photographic approach in this way:

“Theproximity puts a strange distance in the long run on what surrounds us and I try in my workto bring to light these elements that have become invisible to oureyes”

He has received numerous international awards including three London Photographer of the Year awards in the categories “Architecture” (2015), “Nature” (2013) and “Sport” (2013).

Currently, he divides his activity between corporate mandates, portraiture and his personal projects whose work on prejudices “Focus, Corpus, Illusio” was exhibited at L’Estrée in Ropraz.

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