My travel dates state it black on white: „I am spending European winter in Chile“. I am actually doing this every winter since 2015. This year I am even staying until the beginning of April. How did I end up as a photographer in Santiago?
How I came as a photographer to Santiago and returned as Chile-lover
Well, this is sort of a long story… It starts at the end of 2015 when I wanted to fulfill a life-dream of mine to challenge myself to a long-distance horseback ride. I felt very drawn to Chile and that’s how it came I set foot in South America for the first time. I had one 23 kg suitcase with me that hold a riding saddle and all sorts of camping gear. My clothes that I brought with me on the other hand would fit into two bare hands. The only thing I still needed to organize for the adventure of my lifetime was a horse.
Some moments in life just seem to be destined. I happened to find a gelding named Fiestero that seemed to be made of pure gold, covered with a furry coat. Fiestero accompanied me for over 900 km of mountain terrain through a lot of beautiful but also tough situations.
Originally I had planned to sell my travel companion at the end of my journey. I guess I was sort of detached at that time, valuing my freedom more than relationships. In the end of our trip though Fiestero got sick with a very complicated disease. Selling a friend that I owed so much to at a time where he needed all care and attention he could get was out of questions. And that’s where my fate got sealed – I never sold Fiestero.
I actually decided to build a life in Chile to honor the relationship we have. That’s why every European winter I am returning to Chile to be with Fiestero and to work as a professional photographer in Santiago.
Santiago based Adventure Wedding Photographer
My passion for adventure and photography even led me to create a special experience for like minded people here in Chile – I decided to offer adventure wedding photography and proposal photography in the beautiful Chilean Andes.
If you are living in or visiting Santiago or Central Chile and the epic beauty of wild places makes your heart skip a beat please don’t hesitate to contact me for a photo session. I would love to take you on a photographic adventure into the pristine wilderness of the Cordillera. You will come back with a pocket full of special memories and pictures, I promise!
Lots of love!