New Website

The new website is online.

After many nights, many hours… selecting own photos which is very difficult as each photo connects with some memories.
It’s not the final version, I will add more in the future, but I love it.
Thank you to all who helped us to get this website up and running.
Enjoy it!

www.juergkaufmann.com

Wish you all a good start into the new week.

Jürg

Beginne das neue Jahr mit Balance

Er hat es wieder getan
Skateboard-Bauer und Holzmeister Christoph hat nach monatelangem Testen und Tüfteln das neue Top Indiana Balance Board vorgestellt.

Ein einzigartiges Stück Holzkunst, mit dem er die Messlatte in dieser neuen Trendsportart sehr hoch legt.
Über die Feiertage durfte ich die neuen Produktbilder und ein Action-Shooting mit Elia Colombo, einem unserer Schweizer Top-Foiler und Balance-Meister, machen.

Seit ein paar Tagen habe ich nun so ein Board zu Hause und das alte Gefühl vom Skateboarden, Surfen kommt langsam zurück, meine Balance hat sich in einer Woche vile verbessert und ich habe das Gefühl, dass ich den ganzen Körper inklusive Rückenmuskulatur nebenbei trainiere.

Da die Produktion noch nicht ganz läuft, ist der Verkauf / Handel auf einige wenige Läden beschränkt, wer auch ein Board haben möchte, kann es auf meiner Website bestellen.

Christop Peller, Skateboard Bauer und kreativer Holzmeister.

Inside Carbo-Link

Automated Filament Winding, Tape Laying & Consolidation machine.

When I first saw Carbo-Link’s tension members used on America’s Cup boats I immediately thought; how do they design and build these parts?
Later I learned that this is a Swiss invention from an engineering and manufacturing company based just outside of Zurich. Normally it’s very difficult, almost impossible, to get an inside view of such a high-tech company given the secrecy and confidentiality of their processes.
However, I was lucky enough to be contacted by Carbo-Link as they needed high-res product photos of their composite solutions and crisp, clean photos of the Aerospace & Defence certified factory. What a dream … It was great to explore the brand personality and to explore how best to portray the high-tech, Swiss made feel into the photographs. All services were carried out in strictest confidence, this is a very important part of my work approach with all clients.

Wally Cento ‘Galateia’. Featuring Carbo-Link’s elliptical, round and hybrid rigging cables.
Emirates Team New Zealand, Winner of the 35th Cup, Bermuda. Featuring Carbo-Link wing & platform rigging.

The loads introduced to these cables in sailing yachts can be enormous, ranging anywhere from 1ton to 300tons on the largest 80m – 90m superyachts. That is before we even look at crane pendants lifting the largest offshore oil rig components or the dynamic loads on composite helicopter blades, all of which are also engineered and manufactured by Carbo-Link.
I felt like a kid in a candy store having the chance to photograph their state-of-the-art solutions in the studio and inside the factory. It was a privilege to experience the Aerospace Certified factory, and to be involved in some of the working processes, to really capture the quality and knowledge found within Carbo-Link.

The composite solutions are perfect for photography with my unique #velvetlight. A light soft enough to reflect so smoothly on a shiny surface, resulting in beautiful images revealing all the smallest details of a structure and its high-quality finish.

Spherical Bearing Termination
Lashing Termination

Carbo-Link’s solutions feature Aerospace grade Titanium terminations, all of which are machined in-house with the most up to date 5-axis CNC machines and highly skilled technicians. I really enjoyed capturing these terminations close-up to show the intricate details and surface finishing.

Lashing Termination
CL TORQUE Pin Termination

Production floor – where science becomes reality. All of Carbo-Link’s machines are designed and build in-house to optimise the production processes.

Automated Filament Winding, Tape Laying & Consolidation machine. (with screen in foreground)

State-of-the-art 5 axis CNC machines.

5-axis CNC machines, laser cutters, FARO 3D measurement arm and more
Large bed and multi-head 5-axis CNC machine for quality machining of oversized parts.

Links and information about this project:

More photos: https://bit.ly/carbolink

Carbo-Link webpage: http://www.carbo-link.com

Reference from Carbo-Link:
‘Juerg was a pleasure to work with. He has a very artistic eye and creatively approached both the product and factory photos to bring things to life perfectly. We look forward to working with Jürg again on a number of location-based projects in the near future.’
James Wilkinson

WOOD & WATCH

WOOD & WATCH for IWC Schaffhausen in cooperation with Boesch Boats

Photographing wooden boats it’s something I have been doing for many years, a timepiece was a new challenge.

Last year I started quietly in my studio working with light and watches, countless nights, and hours trying hard to manage the conflict of light, reflections, and shadows. As more as you discover you realize there is so much more to explore and to learn. It’s as fascinating and as complex to photograph boats. A high level of detail mastering light and endless styling possibilities. Who would have thought that this big-time investment of last year will be very helpful in the middle of the current COVID crisis?

The Schaffhausen-based watch manufacturer IWC, which has been in partnership with the Boesch boat builder known for his classic mahogany since 2008, is joining in the celebration of Bösch’s 100th anniversary. The occasion is being commemorated with the “Century Edition” anniversary boat, along with the Aquatimer Automatic Edition “Boesch”.

Link to the complete series:

https://bit.ly/IWC_Boesch

Now I’m looking forward to the next challenging photo project with sophisticated light requirements.

Black Beauty and Velvet Light

Click here to read more about the velvet light and to see the full 4K Video

The Custom bike came fresh, clean from Harley Heaven Zurich. One of a kind bike, each element is carefully chosen and assembled with a unique handcraft.

Harely Nr 2 DDFL_2_BASE_LAYER

For months I was searching and testing a new light, a soft light endless nights in the studio until the light turned out to be soft enough to reflect so smoothly on a shiny surface like a mat surface.

Harely Nr 2 Test 25-Edit

The goal was to shoot the entire bike with this soft light. The tank turned out fantastic, same for the rest of the dark details, just the chromatic parts of the motor didn’t want to appear matt. After a few nights more even the shiny motor parts received this velvet look with the new soft light.

Harely Nr 2 Test 57

Sonnenuntergang beim SBB Rangierbahnhof Limmattal

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Habe mich schon oft gefragt was steckt unter den vielen Lichtern in Spreitenbach…

Der Rangierbahnhof Limmattal ist einer der grössten und leistungsfähigsten Rangierbahnhöfe Europas.
In der Nacht auf der A1 Richtung Zürich auf der Höhe von Spreitenbach fallen jedesmal die grosse Anzahl Lichter auf. Die Beleuchtung gehört zum einem der grössten Rangierbahnhöfe in Europa, pro Nacht werden hier bis zu 2500 Güterwagen Rangiert.
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