Hadrien Jean-Richard

“I try to photograph each individual with the heart of a French Humanist Photographer and the precision of a Swiss watch.”

About me

Hadrien JeanRichard is a freelance photographer, specialized in Reportage-, Documentary- & Portrait Photography based in Zurich, Switzerland. Additionaly, Street Photography also belongs to his key strengths. Furthermore, Hadrien provides event photography services, where he applies his usual reportage and documentary style.

Hadrien was born and raised in Zurich and grew up in a mixed Swiss and French family. After graduating with a Bachelor in Business Administration and Communications in Switzerland, Hadrien had a quite long and prosper career in Investement Banking. He eventually left the industry to turn to more creative occupations. As a result, photography became an instant passion and has accompanied him since then. Early in his photographic career, Hadrien met his later friend and mentor Peter Turnley who has had a major influence on his photographic style and approach to this day: close, , respectful, personal, always with a sense of story and composition in mind.

After a few years of photographing moments of daily life and portraying people on the streets of various cities, Hadrien’s photography has evolved to Documentary and Reportage work.

Hadrien is known for his ability to connect very quickly with the various subjects of his photographs – ranging from random people on the streets to Swiss celebrities – and his in-depth ability to capture authentic emotion.

Hadrien’s photographs have been published by the following selected brands and institutions among others:

  • ZKB – Zürcher Kantonal Bank
  • BAG – Bundesamt für Gesundheit (Swiss Federal Office of Health)
  • Universal Music Switzerland
  • Musikkollegium Winterthur
  • Leica Camera UK
  • LFI – Leica Fotografie International
  • Kuoni Reisen (Travel Agency)
  • Helvetic Tours (Travel Agency)
  • Swiss Armed Forces (Terrestrial Forces)
  • Schweizerische Offiziersgsellschaft der Artillerie (SOGART)
  • Greenpeace Switzerland
  • Babyliss Switzerland
  • sodastream Switzerland
  • Pedigree / Whiskas Switzerland
  • Stevia Sweet (by Assugrin/Hermesetas)

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