A Queen Pilgrimage and Road Trip to Montreux

Shooting stock photos and video in Switzerland

A Pilgrimage and Road Trip to Montreux

Montreux is a stunning town in a sheltered bay on Lake Geneva in Switzerland. Surrounding the town is a mix of vineyards and the breathtaking snow-capped Alps. The area has a relatively mild climate and has been home to various famous people such as Charlie Chaplin and Freddie Mercury.

You can even take a free tour of the superb Queen Studios which is where they spent many years creating their music.

I love my job! Especially when I get to spend a week in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Switzerland. It has been on my bucket list to visit Montreux for a number of years. To visit:

  • The ski resort I went to as a child (Leysin, skiing with my school)
  • The Queen Studio Experience
  • To see the statue of Freddie Mercury

Montreux also holds a special place in my heart for one of my favourite songs “Smoke on the Water” by Deep Purple. The song is about a Frank Zappa fan burning down the Casino after a flare they fired went AWOL. Deep Purple then wrote a song about the event which went on to become one of their biggest hits.

A Pilgrimage and Road Trip to Montreux

Road Trip to Montreux and a Busman's Holiday

The main reason for going there was to shoot a ton of stock images and video. This is to add to my portfolios on the many libraries that I am a member of. I still have a ton of work to do! The plan moving forward is to visit a lot more cities and locations like this in the future whilst shooting stock.

If you are a fan of Queen or Freddie Mercury...or you would like to get a taste of what Lake Geneva and Montreux is all about, check out my vlog above (and watch out for those damn Swiss Army helicopters ; )

A Pilgrimage and Road Trip to Montreux

​If for some ​brilliant reason, you would like to send me abroad to shoot stock, please get in touch. Please. There is nothing I like more than hitting the open road to somewhere new with a bagful of cameras and lenses. Shooting stock is a passion of mine so call now : )

Nick

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