About me

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 (except for a Minolta 5000i, which followed me on ship-based expeditions to the North Atlantic, the Arctic and Antarctic), as the camera had to be an unobtrusive documentary of daily life; that is as well why I never got a DSLR. With the advance of mirrorless technology (meaning smaller cameras) and the birth of our kids, I re-discovered photography and now mainly use Sony cameras with fast primes. I enjoy trying new approaches to photography and like to apply these to picture the world around us when the conditions are favourable. 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. 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.