How much equipment do you need far removed from civilization? How can you attract a bull moose? How do you sleep outdoors at minus 30°C? Bruno Augsburger wanders the expanses of northern Canada to find what he seeks: simplicity – for himself and for his photography. And to find answers to the question of what untouched nature might mean to us today.
Photographers often transfigure landscapes or dramatize them in our age of climate change. Augsburger is different. He is a wanderer and the camera is his companion as he roams through wooded territory for days on end or spends the night in a snowdrift. In the process, he captures moments suspended between wilderness and civilization – sitting at a warming fire, fishing for trout or hunting. Augsburger’s pictures bear witness to the archaic world that he loves but does not romanticize. They make no pretense, they speak a clear language and they are alive with quiet urgency.
A native of the Bernese Oberland, Bruno Augsburger studied photography in Zurich and Leipzig and now lives in Zurich. His creative work sparks repeated expeditions to the vastnesses of Scandinavia and Canada. Augsburger works for a number of publications and international corporate clients. His freelance work has been widely exhibited, for instance, in Zurich, Berlin and London.