Born and grown up in Switzerland Leo Gesess has always been a freethinker with ideas and visions. His motto for his photographic work: „Hold the moment and fill it with life.“
As a photographer and creative director and owner of the advertising agency COM.COM. Communication Company GmbH in Switzerland for over 17 years he is working for national and international clients and brands.
Extensive stays abroad from 2006 until 2010 in the USA and Italy generated exciting projects. Like the photography book „A very common horsebook“, for which he produced all photos in Nova Scotia Canada, or the book „100 years Setter & Pointer Club Switzerland“. Both books have been admitted to the category „Most beautiful books of Switzerland“. Besides being a selected Member of TAU, the professional photographer association Italy, Leo Gesess furthermore has been the official photographer of the Italian Rally Champion and has been accompanying him during his „wild“ rides.
2016: >Minerva, Master of Arts Award, International Academy, Italia in Arte nel Mondo Associazione Culturale >International Michelangelo Art Award and International Art Award Leonardo Da Vinci in Italy as well as category winner of the Moskow International Photo Award MIFA.
2015: International Spyder Black & White Award Beverly Hills, Top 10 best entry worldwide of Artavita USA, Honorable Mention of the IPA International Photographer Award USA, award for a sports- and action-series with the Fotoforum Germany, Photography Master Cup USA and Award of Excellence Photographers with the Forum Magazine USA.
Among others his pictures have also been published in the book „Master of Photography 2015“ USA.
Actual Photo Exhibitions
2016 Verona Triennale, Italy
2016 Brenta Biennale, Italy
2016 Naples Exhibition Segnalati, Italy