black & white film photography with old vintage cameras

Gerald Joehri - Film Photography


My name is Gerald Joehri and I’m a professional Photographer, Filmmaker, Designer and certified (EASA/BAZL) drone pilot based in Switzerland, Lake Constance Area. I am primarily known for my people, lifestyle and real estate photo & film work in Switzerland, Austria and Germany.

But here on this particular site, I’m just a guy who takes pictures. Pictures on Film. Pictures on Film with old Cameras, because that’s what I love to do.

The images here may not be technically perfect. Some are not tack sharp, some have dust and scratches. Film is not perfect, film can be messy. Life is not perfect, life can be messy.

Currently I’m working on my very first upcoming photo book „RETROCHROMATIC“. I’m super excited!

All Photos are taken with a 35mm Kodak Retina IIIc (production period 1954 – 1957), a 6x6cm medium format AIRES Reflex Z (production period 1951 – 1954), 6x6cm medium format Zeiss Ikon Ikonta M (production period 1949 – 1953) and the youngster Nikon EM (production period 1979 – 1982).

Preferred film stocks: Fomapan 400, Ilford FP4+, Kodak Tri-X, Rollei Retro 400S, Rollei Superpan 200 and Rollei RPX 400.

“Photography is, for me, a spontaneous impulse coming from an ever attentive eye which captures the moment and its eternity.”

– Henri Cartier-Bresson



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