+Beryll: Jürg, thanks for coming in.
Jürg: Thanks for having me.
+Beryll: So, when did you start photographing and what got you into it?
Jürg: I never planned on being a photographer. After 10 years in international management consulting, I took a sabbatical. I went backpacking through south East Asia for 3 months and hiking in the Swiss alps. I felt the desire to go back to my roots. Although the previous years were very intense, and I needed to charge my own batteries, it was a very enlightening experience to step away and look at life from a different perspective.
During this time, I got a phone call from our Olympic Team, and a few weeks later, I was on a plane to China to photograph the Swiss Olympic Sailing team in China 2008 Olympic Games.
After that, I never went back to my "real job." It felt like living in a dream and I thought I was a good photographer. Today, 15 years later, I know what I'm good at and what I still have to learn. But as a photographer, I know I'm never done learning.