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#6 Raphaela Pichler - Putting creativity at the heart of our lives

Season 1, Ep. 6

Raphaela Pichler is a photographer, artist, consultant, musician ... Certainly one of the most creative Zurich women I know. 


Her signature? natural, benevolent portraits, with plays of light, delicacy and harmony. Raphaela works for fashion and advertising, but her speciality lies in portraying women.

In 2019, she got nominated as the best photograph of the year for her biggest artist project, Currency. In this ongoing series of self-portraits, she uses the codes of fashion photography to challenge the notion of value. 


With her twin sister Marisa Burn, she has also created the House of Change, an institute dedicated to creativity and change. As consultants, they help companies, leaders and individuals to put creativity, authenticity and courage back at the heart of their journey. 


In this episode, Raphaela describes her passion for photography, her professional beginnings, her successes. 

But we also talk about her disappointments, the challenges she is facing as a freelancer, as well as her fears and uncertainties. 

In this deep discussion, Raphaela explains how she recently became an artist. She shares with me her poetic vision of the world and opens my eyes to what creativity can bring to our society. Finally, of course, we talk about women and their status, and we discuss about feminism. 


So don't waste a minute, take a deep dive into Raphaela’s creative universe, open your mind and let yourself be inspired by this beautiful conversation. 

 


Time codes


  • 4:45 Being surrounded by close sparkling women 
  • 5’56 A free and artistic mind, in a small village in Aargau, Switzerland 
  • 6:53 An early passion for photography… disconnected from the reality of the work  
  • 11’36 Learning to become a photographer : From analog to digital photography 
  • 15’15 Making the difference as a young independent photographer
  • 17:45 When Photography becomes an art 
  • 20:30 Portraying women as a passion 
  • 23’10 Making the perfect portrait
  • 26’26 The Currency project: Challenging the concept of value
  • 28’36 Facing the struggles of the Media industry 
  • 33’21 Going through the Covid Crisis as an artist 
  • 34’41 The ‘House of change’, an institute for creativity and change with her Twin sister 
  • 39’04 Questioning legitimacy + the need to work on our human skills  
  • 42’00 Contribute to creating a better world, by helping, inspiring and connecting people
  • 45’38 Working on your creativity 
  • 47’40 Working and partnering with a (twin) sister  
  • 50’07 The fears that lies behind the freedom of being self-employed 
  • 52’45 Organising your time and working on a creative environment 
  • 55’18 Sorority and feminism as a way of life 
  • 58’17 Final questions 




Interesting links and references 



To follow Raphaela


To follow her Projects

Currency 


House of Change by BurnPichler: 



References in the episodes  

Inspiring podcasts and episodes


People she is talking about 




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