SPECIALTIES: Landscape, architecture, portrait and product photography
COUNTRY: Austria, Norway
Isabelle Bacher is an Austrian scenery, architecture, product and portrait photographer with Norwegian roots who has won multiple awards. She is particularly fascinated by the shapes and contours of rough Scandinavian landscapes that she always brings to life in a different way in her visually precise photographs. Isabelle’s artistic handwriting is compositionally complex and elaborated down to the finest detail. The expressive design of her pictures reduced to the essential reflects Isabelle’s aesthetic presentation of image and living space as well as her mindful interaction with people and nature. In fall of 2019, Isabelle published the illustrated book “IM NORDEN - Eine Reise zum Polarkreis und darüber hinaus” [UP NORTH – A trip to the Arctic Circle and beyond] in cooperation with Red Bull Media House, Terra Mater and Benevento Publishing, which can be read as a visual tribute to the impressive nature of the far North. Isabelle’s pictures have been exhibited internationally on multiple occasions, for example in Norway, Austria, France, Italy, UK, etc., as well as published and received in renowned photo magazines. She is the award holder of numerous photo contests and also works as an architect on diverse international projects where she constantly finds inspiration for her pictures.
ISABELLE BACHER - 78.49° N ARCTIC
When I was twelve years old, I started analog photography with a Nikon camera thanks to my father. Since then, I have been enthused by photo processing in the darkroom for which I used my bathroom back then. I have mainly photographed digitally and always have the camera at hand – both for professional and personal purposes – since the beginning of my architecture studies.
ISABELLE BACHER - g.a.r.l.i.c.
ISABELLE BACHER - GRAPH.ICS II & ISABELLE BACHER - mannequin whitney
I am inspired by pristine sceneries and seascapes in different qualities of light (daylight, moonlight, northern lights, blue hour,…). I look for the suitable location and the right camera position and decide on my preferred lighting atmosphere for the chosen location. And then I wait…
Whenever possible, I visit the location over and over, preferably even during different seasons. I am also inspired by objects with a minimalistic beauty as well as people whose faces are telling stories.
ISABELLE BACHER - DU OG JEG OG VI TO
I use a Nikon D 850 and work exclusively with fixed focal lengths. I love slow photography and use an analog large format camera made by Linhof for this purpose.
ISABELLE BACHER - AUTUMN, Nordland / Norwegen
I left my heart north of the Arctic Circle. My Norwegian roots are probably the reason why the arctic light, the dancing northern lights, the midnight sun and the blue hour are magical to me. However, photographing in the Arctic is a challenge. During polar night season it is dark for several months, which makes working in an icy, cold and dark environment very tough. The extreme cold requires appropriate clothing and shoes. The fact that the camera runs out of battery in no time is a technical challenge. I always have a powerbank and a USB charger attached to my body with sport tape and load the batteries continuously on my body. Only while I photograph, I insert them in the camera. This way, it has happed to me only once that the camera stopped working. I have an analog medium format camera as a backup camera. But the vastness of the secluded fjords, the appealing glaciers, the majestic mountain landscape and the breathtaking light of the far North are incredibly fascinating and offer a unique photo setting in spite of the difficult circumstances.
ISABELLE BACHER - MAGICAL BLUE HOUR, Arctic / Norwegen
I enjoy spending time in beautiful sceneries with my little family. Good music and exciting short trips to the mountains free my mind and give rise to new ideas for architecture and photo concepts.
ISABELLE BACHER - ARCTIC AUTUMN LIGHT
As a photographer I pay particular attention to the quality of the end product. Pictures in exhibitions and for customers must have the perfect finish; the printed material or Fine Art paper have to be in harmony with the image character and the product has to be of superior quality, have a good appearance and/or work in the long run. WhiteWall totally meets my requirements. The pictures come out exactly the way I expect them to be, and the service is always excellent thanks to their global reach.
I like to order my pictures on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Fine Art Paper with a black oak wood frame and non-reflective museum glass. I also find architecture photos on brushed aluminum very elegant.
Giclée print on authentic art paper from Hahnemühle
Five fine art papers to choose from
Brushed metallic look in the bright areas
Printed areas: matte surface without reflections
A classic look: Directs focus to your photo
Choose from various frames and photo mat colours