This collection of photographs represents 45 years (1974-2019) of picture-making in Switzerland. My wife and I lived and worked in Bern, Switzerland for two years in the mid-1970's. Since then, I have returned often to visit friends and make photographs.

These pictures will be included in a forthcoming book, Swissness. This title is a marketing term adopted by the Swiss Parliament in 2013 to describe goods and services made in Switzerland. It is an updated version of ‘Swiss Made’ and alludes to more than the product or service itself- implying a higher level of superiority about everything Swiss.

I offer my own definition of swissness with these photographs.