My name is Richard Eduardo Hug and I am a self-taught photographer and IT-specialist from Switzerland. I was born in Zurich, Switzerland, but later raised in Geneva. In 2003, I returned to my birth place Zurich where I spent my teenager years. My professional career began back in 2008 at IBM and continued my path with different positions at startup companies and also multinational companies, mostly with a focus in the e-commerce, fintech and IT industry.

Besides my professional career, I have always kept a focus for one of my biggest passions – Photography. I began to take pictures at the age of 16 with Canon (Canon 400D, later Canon 5D III) and I currently work as a freelance photographer with a Sony a7 III. I photograph mostly people and landscapes. My portraits are usually composed with natural light, but once in a while I use a flash or two. My most used lens within my Portfolio is the Canon EF 24­-70mm f/2.8L II USM, followed by the Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM and Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8. I translate on a freelance basis documents, manuals & websites and set up websites (PHP & WordPress) including e-commerce webshops (Magento, Prestashop, WooCommerce, Shopify and others).

So what about my life besides work?

I’m currently studying my undergraduate academic degree (BSc) in International Management at Zurich University of Applied Sciences. I spent one year of my life in Kuala Lumpur (third and fourth semester of my studies), six months in México and three in Ireland. During my time abroad I travelled within the above mentioned countries, and also through South East Asia, including Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia.

I’m a speedcuber and I love to solve any kind of puzzles. I also know plenty of useless facts, so if you meet me, you can expect some random side information about life, universe and everything. If you are from Malaysia, Indonesia or China, we might be able to have a casual conversation in your native language, as I have some basic knowledge of Chinese (Mandarin) and Malay (Bahasa Melayu). I am also fluent in French, German (and Swiss German), English and Spanish (Mexico).

Have a look at the latest impressions of my account richiehug on Instagram below.