As a Swiss graphic designer and photographer, I noticed that photographic children's books are very rare. With my family and my two-year-old son (now four), we started to stage a pirate story in a playful way when we had a timeout on the Caribbean Island of Barbados.
What started as a fun project became a big venture that involved creating costumes, props and a lot of compositing in photoshop. It took one year to accomplish our scheme and self-publish our first children's book in the German-speaking part of Europe. Currently, we are working on new picture books and are translating our first publication into English.
The process of taking the pictures only succeeds with care, attention, and playfulness. Everybody involved has an important role to perform. We had the pleasure to encounter wonderful people on our journeys. They participated with joy and motivation. The plot always starts at home in the Swiss Mountains and takes Sinan to fantastic places and eras where he is facing adventures that eventually bring him back to his family.
The first book has 60 pages and contains 50 photographs and montages.
More info: sinanvomberg.ch