"Which of my photographs is my favourite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow."
Simon Mangold, born on July 20th, 1984 in Switzerland, is a landscape photographer and lives in a small village in northern Switzerland.
He made his first steps in photography at the age of 12 years when he took part of a photography workshop with an analogue camera. Despite the talent for appealing photographs, Simon's interest in photography was not yet as strong as it is today. It was love at second sight.
Simon's interest for photography was rekindled in 2012 when he became more interested in astronomy. He bought a cheap telescope and looked to the stars and planets. Eventually, he felt the desire to perform long exposures of the night sky. This led to him wanting to buy a SLR camera. Thanks to his long-time friend and photography enthusiast Frederic Huber (http://www.frederichuber.com), he was advised very well while buying his photo equipment.
Photography had now seduced Simon for good. His interest in it grew constantly as he put more and more landscapes into the scene.
"The interest in astronomy is still there, though a bit pushed in the background. Night shots in the sense of landscape photography are projects, which I would like to perform more in the future!", Simon says.
During the week, Simon's working as an IT specialist. On weekends and in the evenings he is on the road whenever possible, hunting for the next great picture. "Photography is a wonderful complement to my other passion, traveling." he continues to tell. Examples of his travels include the Western USA, the Canary Islands, Iceland, Norway and of course multiple places in Switzerland.
Simon will soon return to Iceland. This time with much better gear than in 2015 perhaps also seize the opportunity to take some pictures of the awe inspiring Aurora Borealis.
"The next projects are mainly local targets. The regions of Engadine or the Valais in Switzerland, but also nearby regions in neighbouring countries Germany and Austria."