Markus Fischer...Designer, photographer and in his own words movie maker wannabe from Switzerland. He has a spying eye on his surroundings trying to find beauty in everyday trifles. Who stands by the belief "Less is more".
We discovered Markus and his film work back in 2013, when he filmed friends of the project The Weird crew for their 'The Weird Rehab', where they held workshops with psyciatric patients at the Clinic Littenheid in Switzerland. At the time he was the Digital Editor for Amateur Magazine, an artist driven independent publication, putting the spotlight on creative people, projects using the term 'Amateur' to reflect the DIY, voluntary nature of the magazine. We were fortunate to be given a feature in Issue 14, but sadly the magazine finished it's duty as a physical publication in 2014. Markus continues on with many other creative projects, including this months Take 5. No website, no blog allow him to capture the world around him with minimal distraction. The following text was taken from a feature he did for Creative Boom, that we have been allowed to share with you.
When we think of Switzerland, what immediately springs to mind are beautiful green mountains and snow-capped peaks, Swiss chocolate, CERN and world-class watches. But one thing you might not consider is its dense network of public transport, totalling 24,500 kilometres and comprising of more than 26,000 stations and stops.
In his series 'At the Tracks', Swiss photographer and designer Markus Fischer wanted to highlight this little-known fact by photographing people using trains, buses and trams as part of their everyday lives.
Raw and monochrome, his images show a part of his home country that we don't normally imagine: far away from the ideal picture-postcard scenery that we've come to expect; instead highlighting Switzerland's huge reliance on public transport.
Through this insightful series, we can enjoy a different perspective of the Swiss, who are up there with the Japanese when it comes to how much they use public transport to get around. He explained: "I wanted to show this side to my home country and offer glimpse into what life is like here."