Stephan Brauchli was born in the USA, but grew up in Switzerland and Greece. He studied mechanical engineering at the University of Texas at Austin and then took a job with an IT consultancy working in many different US cities. While on assignment in Columbus, Ohio, Stephan took a swing dance class and soon thereafter started dating the teacher who was also a dance student. Stephan started to see modern dance and ballet in a different light. In 2006 he moved back to Switzerland where he currently works at a private bank. In 2008 he went on a self-drive safari in Namibia with Emma Gilbert who modeled for him in the Namib desert for the ‘dune danse’ series. Stephan is not primarily a dance photographer, but really enjoys photographing dance. Stephan is a self-taught freelance photographer and enjoys the freedom to choose his own projects. His main areas include travel photography, people and wildlife.