Swiss photographer Joël Tettamanti’s breathtaking photography is a bi-product of his extensive travelling throughout the world to places as remote as Greenland and Lesotho. He has been described as “the one who sees what others will only realise once his images appear on magazine pages or gallery walls” and as having a “rare eye and understanding for the insignificant”.
Tettamanti’s works, normally vast landscapes, capture the viewer with their beauty, enabling them to see what he sees and feel what he feels. When looking at the work it feels as though you are there staring into the open spaces he invites you in to.
There is a real purpose to Tettamanti’s photographs, despite their initial subtlety and controlled composition. He takes his work very seriously, attempting to challenge the viewer’s ways of seeing, almost forcing us to see and understand more about the world we live in. Globalisation and environmental issues are dealt with, as well as the effects of war, consumerism and tourism.
Born in 1977 in Cameroon, Tettamanti studied graphic design and photography in Lausanne and then went on to show his work extensively throughout Europe, especially in Switzerland and France. He has also published a couple of books during his career which include the monograph Local Studies
This stunning photograph, taken in late 2007, shows the vertiginous viewing platform in Conn, Switzerland, designed by young architect Corinna Menn.