WRITER Allison Zurfluh
A native of Los Angeles, California, Allison Zurfluh earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature before relocating to Switzerland, where she has made her life for over twenty years. She has two decades’ experience translating in Olympic sport, with major classical music labels, and for a gamut of top tier companies in the French-, Spanish-, and Italian- English language pairs.
The chief editor of the business and luxury lifestyle magazine in private aircraft, DeluxePad, Allison has also contributed to several international publications, among which Conde Nast Traveller UK and the Venetian magazine, InTime Venice & Veneto, out of a passion for La Serenissima. She has interviewed high-profile figures in business and the arts across Europe.
Allison is deeply inspired by Italian beauty, art, culture, and music, and spends as much time as she can in Italy with her Nikon. She supports the internationally acclaimed concert pianist Olivier Cavé, and the Italian vocal ensemble Odhecaton to be as close as she can to the music that brings beauty to her life. She embraces sustainable living, communication that unites people and crosses borders, commitment, and loyalty. Allison can be found painting whimsical memories of the Venetian lagoon in her sunny studio when not travelling abroad.
PHOTOGRAPHER Michel Juvet
Born and raised in Geneva, Switzerland, Michel Juvet, partner at Bordier & Cie private bankers in Geneva, is not only an economic and financial markets expert, he is passionate about photography. For Michel, analyzing markets and taking portraits is one and the same: it is about getting the right timing and lightning, and understanding hidden behaviors and emotions.
An award-winning photographer, Michel took home the Geneva Prize for Literature 2012 from the Société Littéraire de Genève for a book entitled Même le ciel ne pleure plus (Even the Skies Weep no More). After a trip to south Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where he was deeply moved by what he saw and the testimonies given, Michel decided to publish a volume on sexual violence in the Grands Lacs region. The book, which features photos and text, is dedicated to the female victims of sexual violence, and all proceeds from book sales help to finance a rehabilitation program in the DRC.
With his usual off-center perspective, Michel seeks to capture life through an unexpected angle. His photographs have been published in different Swiss magazines. While inspired by varying styles of photography, Michel has a special interest in on- and back- stage portraits of rock and pop singers. A new volume will be released in May 2016 featuring photographs of the way singers express their emotions through the movement of their feet on stage (Portraits en pied, Slatkine Ed).