Artists, outsiders, models ... they are among the 100 "people with interesting ways of life" depicted in a new Swiss photo book. The portraits were taken from a series on the Swiss at home, published in the SonntagsZeitung newspaper since 2002.
The photos by Philipp Rohner show some living in a castle or a lakeside villa, with heated pools and air-conditioned dressing rooms, while others call a makeshift hut, a tour bus or the mountain their homes and use wood and petrol for heat and light.
What they have in common is they have managed to create, as the blurb puts it, “their very personal expression of the concept of the home”.
The living quarters are usually carefully tidied up in anticipation of the photographer’s arrival and sometimes a cat, dog or rabbit even makes it into the picture.
The original newspaper series included around 600 Swiss at home.
"Daheim – So wohnt die Schweiz" (At home, this is how the Swiss live), is published by Fona in German.
(Pictures: Philipp Rohner, Text: Andreas Keiser, swissinfo.ch)