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  • Five Questions with Marco Schmidli
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Five Questions with Marco Schmidli

Five Questions with Marco Schmidli

Swiss-born Marco Schmidli translated his background in photography and fine art into a specialized endeavor with Schmidli Backdrops. Schmidli's one-of-a-kind works are known for their sensitive surfaces and subtle textures, utilizing techniques that aim to remove any evidence of the artist’s hand. 

Schmidli and his team at Schmidli Backdrops invited and hosted us at their studio one day in March, for an experimental photo shoot featuring his unique pieces with ours. We were delighted to have him join us for part of the shoot, wearing one of our French Workwear jackets over his painting overalls that he works in every day.

Marco Schmidli (left) and Co-Founder of A&R, Maurizio Donadi (right) shot on 35mm.



Tell us five (or four ;) ) words that best describe you.


What is something you’d like to see change in the future?

People taking more social responsibility and caring for one another in a more communal manner over a competitive one. Seeing more connected communities that promote expression.

Is there anything (an object) that you cannot bring yourself to throw away?

My painting overalls.

What does “Waste Less, Reimagine More” mean to you?

It means thinking like an artist and seeing the potential in every object.

What do you value most in this world?


To learn more about Marco's personal work, visit here
To learn more about Schmidli Backdrops, visit here.
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