My name is Damian, I’m 28 years old and I live in Lucerne, Switzerland. I have 20 children but they are not mine – I’m a full time teacher. Before that I have made a three-year apprenticeship as a chef, served a year in the Swiss army and worked three years as nursing assistants. In between, I have made a language stay in Los Angeles and done relief work in South Africa.
Ever since I was a kid, just going around the "next bend" on my bicycle, I've always enjoyed the adventure of travel – the unknown, something different, something new. And I feel the same way today even though the "next bend" may be on another continent. I appreciate the excitement of it all; feeling like an explorer, discovering a new land, a new language, a new culture and all the little challenges that go along with it. I experience a great feeling of independence from traveling. I can go wherever I want, whenever I want. World travel broadens my mind in so many ways. I meet new people, share new experiences, and I get to see how the world lives. I learn about the differences and embrace the similarities. Traveling expands both my perspective on the world and my understanding of the people in it. I love to travel, and carry wanderlust in my pockets, I posses a constant ambition to seek creativity and new ways of seeing and understanding this world. I value and take great pride in those everlasting friendships I have been fortunate to share around the globe.
My photography is both documentary and artistic. My camera helps me to interpret and portray the things I see and my photos give a voice to the feelings I have, which is sometimes hard to put into words. Each place and every person has it's own story. That really fascinates me and gives me new ways to live out my passion, to improve, to change and to share.