Mayenfisch    current website:

Farfouilleur, Explorateur

David Mayenfisch, the Know-How

About me:

A proper know-how, teamwork and a fully equipped digital studio make every project possible. The camera and lighting equipment has sturdy shipping cases allowing compromise free studio like facilities on any location. We also take care of retouching and color separation for offset printing.
On specific request can the photography be done on film to take advantage of its texture, ambiances and permanent archival properties. We do the film scanning in house.

I do my silver based black & white work at the
ZebraLab Association Laboratory of which I am also a member.


ABC/Euro RSCG Düsseldorf
Andy Warhol's Interview Magazine
Annabelle Magazine
Babootime Magazine
Banque Cantonale Vaudoise
Banque Morval
Bikini Magazine
Bilan & Bilan Luxe Magazines
Bilanz Magazine
Blue Note /Capitol Records
Bolero & Bolero Men Magazines
Comptoir Suisse
David Geffen /Interscope Records
Dentsu Advertising of America
Edelweiss Magazine
Elizabeth Arden GmbH
Enosis Active Design
Femina Magazine
Festival Tibor Varga
Fondation genevoise pour le dépistage du cancer du sein
Fragrance Resources
Freestudios SA
Grey Worldwide Genève
Harmony Fitness
Honda Suisse SA
Less design
L'Oréal Suisse
Loup Design Sàrl
Massiv Magazine
Meyer's Modeblatt
Montres Georges V
Onepixel Studio
Opéra de Lausanne
Profil Femme Magazine
Publicis ZH
Reactor magazine
Rossel Marketing Communications
Seventh Sky Magazine
Sixty-six Communication design
Synthèse Stratégie et communication d'entreprise
Théâtre du Jorat
Théorème Communication
Verve /Universal Records

More about me:

Born in Geneva in 1969, I became interested in photography as a teenager and was soon enlarging my own B&W and colour prints. Initially self taught, I gained further training assisting others.

In 1990 I was accepted by the "Art Center College of Design", California where my graduation work received the "1993 Kodak World Student Image Fine Art Photo Award" for a series of ethereal characters employing underwater techniques.

Working in New York I produced portraits of artists such as: Walter Dallas, Maria McKee, Cassandra Wilson, for a number of magazines and record companies. At the same time I continued to develop and refine the processes and techniques of the underwater ethereal character.

Still continuing with my New York assignments (Dianne Reeves, Regina Carter, dentsu advertising); I returned to Geneva in 1996 and continued the development of the range and versatility of my work from beauty and fashion to lifestyle advertising.

During my part time tenure as lecturer at Lausanne's HES-SO school of design (2002 to 2005) I took advantage of my intermittent academicals dunks to reconsider my ways of working among many others.