CELEBRATING HANS FEURER
A summit? It’s the only fitting word to describe a meeting between BOGNER and photographer to the stars Hans Feurer. But it’s also a revival, as Feurer is no stranger to BOGNER. Way back in the 1980s his legendary shoots had a lasting effect on the new Alpine style of the brand. He is now 81 years old and to this day he and his camera are constantly travelling between Paris, New York & Milan. Shoot location of the BOGNER Autumn/Winter 2020 campaign: the Engadine.
READY, SET, ADVENTURE!
Feurer’s work-life balance has always been: one third work, two thirds adventure. So a shooting reunion with BOGNER came just at the right moment. Mountains and that unmistakable morning light - ideal conditions to show off the new Autumn/Winter collection at its best. And where better than Engadine?
“I LIKE TO SHOW A FREE WOMAN”
Hans Feurer’s vision and aesthetic
Over the past decades Hans Feurer has worked for all the major magazines and countless fashion brands. What makes his pictures special? The natural light and the ever-present power of women in front of his camera.
Hans Feurer: Honestly, not at all. My approach has always been that of a Zen Buddhist: Leave out the unnecessary, simplify as much as possible, so that the woman and the fashion take centre stage.
Hans Feurer: For me it is all about authenticity; I only work in natural light and almost always outside. And then I ask the models not to make any unnatural poses. I watch very closely and try to get the first shot as quickly as possible, before the situation tenses up. Also, these days I work almost exclusively with a telephoto lens. That offers me the opportunity to highlight exactly what it is that fascinates me about this woman and to emphasise her strength.
AFTER FASHION COMES SKIING
Fashion photography is not Feurer’s only area of expertise: then, as now, he lends his own unique handwriting to the images of the BOGNER Ski Collection. With strong poses and “Feurer-Glamour”. As individual and unique as each BOGNER Ski Collection itself. A beautiful conclusion to the magical summit.