We always receive amazing picture material from ROLEX and their photographers for editorial use. Lets say thank you to ROLEX and Photographer Daniel Forster for their exellent work.(Norberto Moreau)
Daniel Forster was born on Valentine’s Day, 1948 in Murten , Switzerland. After an apprenticeship in a photo studio in Berne, he became a freelance photographer in 1974 and has since covered nine America’s Cups and nine Olympic Games, one of them the Winter Games in Calgary.
His photographs appeared in every major Yachting magazine in Europe, the USA, New Zealand, and Australia.
His Website, www.yachtphoto.com , averages 20,000 visits a day during big events.
The America’s Cups became stepping stones in his career: In 1986/87 TIME magazine sent him for five months to Perth, Australia and used his picture of winner Dennis Conner on the February cover. In 1988 Daniel moved from Switzerland to Middletown, Rhode Island, USA to be closer to the Sea!
In 1992 Daniel was the official photographer for Bill Koch’s America3 team, which successfully defended the America’s Cup, and in 1995 he photographed the “Women’s Team plus One” quest for the America’s Cup defense. Another of his photographs on the TIME magazine cover celebrated Team New Zealand’s Victory in 1995!
In 1999/2000 he spent the shortest five months of his life reporting from the America’s Cup in Auckland.
Daniel has been commissioned by maxi yacht owners like Bill Koch, MATADOR, Larry Ellison, SAYONARA and Jim Dolan, SAGAMORE, to document in book format their yacht’s participation at major sailing events.
He worked with “illbruck Challenge” to document their global circumnavigation during the Volvo Ocean Race of which they won. Not a new job either, it is his third time doing all the stopovers for a client. In 1986 he even did the Uruguay to England leg on board UBS Switzerland as a photographer / crew member!
The action of the Louis Vuitton Cup and the most recent America’s Cup can be seen on these pages. Daniel will soon be back out on the water covering major ROLEX sponsored regattas. Stay tuned!
Daniel Forster now lives in Jamestown, just across the bridge from Newport, Rhode Island, USA.
Daniel Forster, Jamestown, RI USA, Web: yachtphoto.com[rolex-regattas]