inspired by Martina Bisaz
A mountain in red and white – camera focus on the Säntis
There is hardly any other Swiss person who has as many Instagram followers as her. Martina Bisaz, born in Grisons, impresses more than 216,000 followers with her landscape photos on the Instagram photo platform as kitkat_ch. The 36-year-old travels across Switzerland and all over the world in her vintage Fiat 500 and an orange VW bus. Spectacular photos of snow-capped mountains, turquoise blue alpine lakes and misty mountain ranges are her trademark.
Martina writes a blog about the world of photography and photo products for ifolor inspire every month. Martina packed her photo equipment and travelled towards the Säntis mountain range with her VW bus on the occasion of 1 August. Her goal: to shoot the perfect photo of the largest Swiss flag in the world. Which was in fact decorating the Säntis to celebrate the Swiss national public holiday.
A passion for photography and staying power
Martina Bisaz first came into contact with photography while qualifying to be a scientific illustrator when she took a photography course at Zurich University of the Arts. She quit her job in 2017 and swapped her illustrator tools for photography equipment. Her aim: to start again as a freelance photographer and dedicate herself even more intensely to her Instagram account. She is rewarded for her passion for photography, staying power and magical photo moments every day with countless likes and comments from all over the world.
If it’s necessary she waits for the perfect photography moment for hours – until the light conjures up just the silhouette she wants on the landscape, the mist has taken on just the right shape or the break in the clouds after a summer downpour produces just the right mood. As only the best pictures make it into her strictly curated Instagram feed.
The mountains are her world
She grew up in unspoilt nature in Zizers, GR, surrounded by mountains. The mountains have never lost their attraction for her – she is still in awe of the inexhaustible variety of motifs that the rocks have to offer. “The beauty and strength that the mountains emanate amaze me. When I look at them I feel free and happy – which is why they magically attract me and my camera,” laughs Martina with the Swiss flag stretched over the Säntis in her sights as she presses the shutter release.
All the pictures in this video and blog were taken by Martina Bisaz and are subject to copyright.
There is hardly any other Swiss person who has as many Instagram followers as her. Martina Bisaz, born in Grisons, impresses more than 211,000 followers with her landscape photos on the Instagram photo platform as kitkat_ch. The 36-year-old travels across Switzerland and all over the world in her vintage Fiat 500 and an orange VW bus. And as with Heidi, it can also be said of Martina that the mountains are her world. Photos of impressive snow-capped mountains, turquoise blue alpine lakes and misty mountain ranges are her trademark. Martina Bisaz quit her job as a scientific illustrator in 2017 and has been working as a freelance photographer and dedicating herself to her Instagram account since then. Martina writes a blog about the world of photography and photo products for the inspire photo blog from ifolor every month.
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