New Photo: “The Smart Man”

New Photo: “The Smart Man”

Where do bright ideas come from? What keeps a smart man smart? Being smart is not just a passive attribute, but something that the really smart man constantly pushes further. If an idea breaks, he doesn’t back down, but tries to fix it and moves on. 

There are sooooo many kinds of photographers: wedding, commercial, nature, portrait, photojournalistic, fasion, editorial, architecture etc… Yet it took me a couple of years to find photographers who do what I’m really interested in, or at least, who have similar interests and approaches. One of whom, is John Wilhelm, a man with a uncanny talent for bending reality with his funny, witty, smart and simply beautiful photo composites. I admit, I’ve been poking a stick in his direction for a couple of months, trying to get him to do some kind of collaboration with me. As I was looking for someone to be the model for “The Smart Man”, I immediately thought of him. John is indeed a smart man, if not one of the smartest of the photoshop artists I know. We had a blast yesterday shooting this one. There will be a little BTS in another blog post. Stay tuned 🙂

Model: the one and only photoholic John Wilhelm (
Assistant: Lilli Blattner (
Concept, Prep, Photo & Edit: John Flury (

Wednesday, February 5th 2014 at the obsoquasi photo & film studio in Zurich, Switzerland.

The Smart Man


  1. Tanja Meißner · May 5, 2014

    deine Aufnahme beeindruckt mich wirklich sehr,
    dies ist eines meiner Lieblingsbilder auf deiner Seite.
    Ein klasse Ding und eine beeindruckende Umsetzung der Idee!

    • admin · May 5, 2014

      Liebe Tanja,
      herzlichen Dank für deine Komplimente! Ich wünsche auch dir viel Glück, Erfolg und Freude mit deiner Fotografie.


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