Originating from northern Germany and a physical oceanographer by training, I have stranded on the shores of the Rhine in a lovely part of Switzerland known as Fricktal. I started with photography as a teenager with the help of my father, first on a Rolleicord 6 by 6 and then on 35 mm film, using a Pentax Spotmatic. I learned the basics of film development in our darkroom and had fun pointing the camera at anything I considered interesting. My study years in Kiel and Zürich and were mostly accompanied by simple point and shoots, as the camera had to be an unobtrusive documentary of daily life; that is as well why I never got a DSLR. With my professional background in natural science and geography, I am most interested in nature and landscapes and I am intrigued by how humans connect and interact with the environment. Recently, I have started trying to abstract this into “anthroposcenic” views, convoluting the narratives of natural beauty and anthropogenic influence, which is in particular present in the “curated” landscapes of north-western Switzerland. This site is intended to showcase some of the results of this process.
Leave a comment or write a mail to felix (@) morsdorf.ch if you would like to know more about a particular image or if you would like to get a print. You can as well contact me in my atelier space at the Marktgasse 170 in the heart of Laufenburg’s historic centre.