About / Bio -Testimonials
- Exceptional quality images
- Commercial, travel, location photography
- Range of specialised-for-purpose Leica cameras used
- Australian Ambassador for 7Artisans lenses – 7Artisans – Lenses wih Soul
- Prepared to travel
- 50+ years’ experience as a photojournalist in Europe, Middle East and Australia
- Commerce and photographic qualifications from Berne University and ITI
- Will take on any assignment except functions
Franz Scheurer was born in Switzerland in 1949, went to the University in Bern to study commerce and also the Industrial Trade Institute in Bern for his photographic degree. He worked as a photo-journalist in Europe and the Middle East before settling in Australia in 1973. He is a commercial photographer, Leica shooter and the ambassador for 7Artisans lenses for Australia and takes on photographic assignments world-wide. He loves creative expressions and different cultures and their food.
“Franz Scheurer has for many years been one of Sydney’s finest food critics. He also happens to be a fantastic photographer who captures the image of the food that you can almost taste. Like his writing, his images have balance and beauty.”
Neil Perry AM / Chef-Restaurateur-TV Presenter-Cookbook Author / Rockpool Consulting – Qantas, Australia
“I have had the pleasure of working with Franz on a professional basis for the last 34 years. During this period I have found Franz to be the most professional and quality focused supplier that I have dealt with. His attention to detail and level of customer service , is unsurpassed. Franz’s creative eye and experience resulted in many successful campaigns that we worked on together.I would highly recommend Franz’s Photographic services to any person, or business, that required the highest quality, with a very good eye for detail.”
John Atwill / Owner-CEO / EDA Australasia – Sydney, Melbourne, New York, Shanghai, Singapore
“I have known and worked with Franz for nearly 20 years. He is a very talented photographer and photojournalist and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a true professional who gets the job done with great skill and attention to detail. His work is excellent.”
James France / CEO / Vanguard Luxury Brands, Australia
“Franz Scheurer accompanied me to Lombardy for the research and location photography for my book: ‘A Lombardian Cookbook’ and myself and my publisher were very happy with the results. Franz’s photographs have ’soul’ and represent the region admirably. Franz is a creative, talented photographer; he can create great photos out of places which I never thought were possible; I remember when we traveled in my region of Italy together, Franz was constantly stopping the car in the most awkward places and started taking photos, in those moments I didn’t get why he was doing it, I didn’t think the scenery was that great…then when I saw the result I was amazed, to be able to make awesome photos out of those places is a skill and you need a great pair of eyes; and Franz got them.”
Alessandro Pavoni / Chef-Owner / Ormeggio at The Spit & Chiosco, Sydney
“I have worked with Franz Scheurer for more than 25 years during which time he has been a trusted, enthusiastic and knowledgeable supplier. Franz has created outstanding photographic images of challenging subjects, including interior retail spaces for luxury brands, under difficult lighting conditions and reflections. He understands client requirements and delivers with creativity, professionalism and reliability”.
Deborah Brass / Store Design Manager / Estee Lauder Companies
“I have had Franz shoot my food at my restaurants, Restaurant Balzac, The Quarantine Station & The Charing Cross Hotel. Franz was very helpful in ensuring that the whole process went smoothly and like clockwork. Franz’s amazing knowledge of food makes the process that whole lot easier.”
Matt Kemp / Chef-Restaurateur
“Franz Scheurer has travelled with me to Sardinia to take the location photography for my book ‘A Sardinian Cookbook’ and I was very happy with the results. He also took some interior photography at my restaurant in Freshwater and I can recommend his work highly.”
Giovanni Pilu / Chef-Owner / Pilu at Freshwater, Sydney
I have worked with Franz for over 8 years and have used his photography skills in the retail cosmetic business. He has captured amazing shots of the Estee Lauder, Aerin and Tom Ford windows at David Jones Market St Sydney. His ability to deliver clear images without the glare of the windows is a must highlight. Franz has also taken numerous shots of our new velocity stores that are presentation worthy and I have shared his photos in round-table meetings all around the world. He is passionate about photography and he delivers results with excellence. I highly recommend Franz to capture those beautiful moments when it comes to events, windows, store opening and any other special occasion in your workplace or personal life.
JJ Jayawardena / Former National VM Manager / Estee Lauder Companies Australia.
“Franz Scheurer loaded his car to the brim with photo gear and drove down to Melbourne to photograph my current range for the year. He was a joy to work with and nothing was too much trouble. The results were amazing and the many subtle colours 100% correct. I can’t recommend him highly enough.”
The Late Glenn Tebble / CEO-Owner / Glenn Tebble Homewares, Melbourne
“Franz Scheurer is the consumate professional taskmaster. I have engaged his services since 2000 and his never-say-never attitude is the hallmark of this fine man. I will without hesitation engage Franz for any matter relating to business concepts and photography. My last project: Chinta Ria Buddha Love with his design acumen in an urgent timeframe was delivered in a very prompt manner. Thanks again FS Photography!”
Simon Goh / Restaurateur-Owner / Chinta Ria Buddha Love, Sydney
“I have worked with the Estee Lauder Companies for over 15 years. During this time I have used many vendors, some of which have come and gone, but Franz Scheurer Photography was always a vendor that remained true. Franz’s knowledge of visual merchandising and what was needed for each job was also front of mind over the 15-year relationship. Franz’s business was a perfect match for Estee Lauder Companies as we strive for excellence in everything we do, and Franz was also across this in every way shape and form. Jobs were always delivered on time and urgent jobs always rushed through and still delivered on due date. I can only recall 2 or 3 times in my 15 years of working with FSP that things fell over, and Franz was always the first to alert me to this and was already working out how to fix the issue. AMAZING. Over the years I also used Franz for photography of cosmetic launches and introduced him to others in my working team, all are super happy with the work, quality and passion that FSP has given our company. I highly recommend him.”
Mark-Anthony Brady / Brand Engagement Manager / Estee Lauder, Tom Ford, ByKilian, Aerin Beauty