Brigitte Kraus Photography: Bio

Portrait: Brigitte  Kraus

Born and raised in Switzerland I completed two professional educations with a degree in commerce and a diploma in nursing. After a few years of practical work as a head nurse in Zurich I followed my husband to live the next 25 years in nine different countries. It was a time - and still is - of rich impressions where I developed my passion for colors and contrasts, structures and patterns, faces and moods.

Just one day after marriage I moved with my husband to Africa. We spent a couple of years in colorful Cameroon followed by three very exciting years in history-laden Egypt where the birth of our daughter added up to our sentimental memories. At the end of the 90ies we went the first time to live in Asia where we experienced the change of the millennium in booming Beijing. It did not take long that we fell in love with the warm and hospitable Asian culture thanks to which I started to open up to people photography. Three wonderful years on the exotic Pacific Island of Guam, the U.S Territory where the “American Day Begins” taught me the almighty power of nature. We started to learn to deal with earthquakes and typhoons and to admire the incredible resilience of the people who life with this daily. A further three years in the United Arab Emirates ignited in me the passion for architecture, patterns and photojournalism. Both the Arabian desert and the glamor of Dubai, but also the wining of competitions in stock photography, marketing, architecture, photojournalism and tourism strongly influenced my photographic interests from there on. In mid 2007 we moved to another highlight of photogenic locations: Mongolia. A paradise for landscape, religious culture and blue sky photographers. I continued my travels with a 16 months in the Philippines and another few months back in China before returning to sweet home Switzerland in 2011. But today the travel bug bitted me yet again and I have moved to completely new territories this time. I am currently living in Romania exploring the land of Dracula and the fascinating culture of south eastern Europe. I can’t wait to discover this new region and look forward to publish my new photographic work soon!