Interview with Sven Walliser (@svenwallisercom)

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Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path? 

Even as a little boy I loved to capture the moment for eternity. Over the years, my interest in photography has deepened to such an extent that my career has always gone up.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this? 

The two greatest events as a photographer were the following: I am a very great admirer of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Michael Jackson and the whole Jackson family. This has led me to work as a personal and exclusive photographer, both for Arnold Schwarzenegger and several times for Jermaine Jackson, Michael Jackson’s brother. For Jermaine I was allowed to make a 4-day reportage, was always at his side. The nicest thing was when he said that Michael liked me and hired me as his personal photographer!

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”? 

Never give up, never listen to others, and go his way. Always educate yourself and keep up with the times. Acquire good professional equipment to get unique pictures.

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story? 

My best friend Michael Kläy has helped me with a lot of things concerning photography. From the basis he gave me, I have developed myself further and so I have arrived where I am today.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world? 

I have brought my knowledge of photography to a foundation. I supported several projects for handicapped children at the foundation Wunderlampe.ch and made photo assignments for free.

Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life? 

Follow Your Dreams, and your Dreams will Follow you. This is my Life Motto.

How can our readers follow you on social media? 

On Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Xing, Snapchat.

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