Adrian Ehrat has studied visual design while Alexis Saile mastered as a graphic designer at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.
The secret behind their pictures’ “nowness” doesn’t lie in Adrian and Alexis’ education but rather in their characters. Their close ties with Zurich’s cultural and subcultural scene as well as countless fringe groups of all denominations, their love of music and their attachment to their own children and kids in general lead them straight to the core of the matter at hand—interacting with models and passers-by, acting on the spur of the moment while at the same time meticulously documenting what’s happening. Whatever they encounter on sets is there to be played and experimented with. And this shows in their pictures, which are characterized by freshness and spontaneity while at the same time being rooted firmly in everyday life as we know it.