The Weird, Wonderful And Sometimes Creepy Worlds Of Hobby Groups

The weird, wonderful, and sometimes creepy worlds of hobby groups

Photographers Ursula Sprecher and Andi Cortellini have been working together since 2007 in a beautiful series of photos called HobbyBuddies. As the name announces, these carefully staged pictures show groups of people who get together regularly and enjoy a common hobby.

The weird, wonderful, and sometimes creepy worlds of hobby groups
The weird, wonderful, and sometimes creepy worlds of hobby groups
The weird, wonderful, and sometimes creepy worlds of hobby groups
The weird, wonderful, and sometimes creepy worlds of hobby groups
The weird, wonderful, and sometimes creepy worlds of hobby groups
The weird, wonderful, and sometimes creepy worlds of hobby groups
The weird, wonderful, and sometimes creepy worlds of hobby groups
The weird, wonderful, and sometimes creepy worlds of hobby groups

In their series HobbyBuddies, they show arranged group portraits of people who meet regularly due to a sharedinterest. No matter what they call themselves — interest group, association, club, clique or league — the focus inthese groups is always on voluntary commitment and the joy of pursuing a common cause or shared idea.

These staged pictures were each taken at a carefully selected location, at a scheduled time, with scenery builtand specifically arranged to show a certain number of members of the group.The subjects of the group pictures come from all walks of life, age groups, ethnicities and religions.

Ursula Sprecher and Andi Cortellini are professional photographers based in Basel, Switzerland. You can preorder HobbieBuddies from Amazon here and follow their work here.

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