Ueli Frischknecht (35) is a professional freelance photographer from Switzerland, specializing in travel, adventure and lifestyle portraiture.

Hi there! My name is Ueli, or @runawayueli on Instagram. I was born in St. Gallen, a small town in the german-speaking part of Switzerland. After finishing my education in economics, I went on my first big trip which took me to Peru. A life changing experience. Taking in fresh views and learning about other cultures soon became my new passion and in the same breath I started to fall in love with photography.

Today, many travels and a handful of experiences later, I am working as a professional freelance photographer, specializing in travel, adventure and lifestyle portraiture. During the course of time, I have been fortunate enough to work with tourism organizations and a variety of well-known clients in the travel, hospitality and lifestyle industry worldwide.

My Work

Capturing the feelings and emotions of a certain moment is what my heart burns for. It’s the most important ingredient in my creative process and I always strive to make this noticeable in my visual outcomes. I like to think outside the box and to soak up what’s happening around me. Simple things like nature itself or the smile of a human face are my biggest inspirations.

“Working hard while sleeping on airport floors and in cheap hostel dorms opened me the doors to explore some of the most amazing places on earth. Believing in me and my craft has been the first step to my success. I am both thankful and proud for where I am today”

Business Inquiries

For business collaborations, commissions, inquiries regarding licensing and other photography or social media related work opportunities, please first get in touch with me by email. Let’s work together and create something beautiful. I am available for cooperations worldwide.

Based in

St. Gallen, Switzerland