Our clients are both private and commercial. We love to connect and tell the stories of people and companies that have a compelling tale. RnD’s philosophy is to take the time needed to work to capture the moments and stories that matter.
Founders Rebekka and Damien in their studio in Oerlikon, Zurich
You know it’s funny how letting go can bring clarity. Rebekka Wood and Damien Hamilton Wood Got married in 2012 and decided to take a break and step out of the hamster wheel. Backpacking for 12 months we had the freedom to think and just be. Our heads had more space to dream and consideration. Traveling sparked our passion for photography again, and with this new found space to think could listen and tell stories the rest of our lives.
RnD was founded on our passion for images, film, telling compelling stories and we didn’t really know until we just did it. Now we get to make others happy with our art and valuable work. Starting humble and small with bewerbungs photography from our apartment on the 3rd floor with no elevator, to photo and film production company with a 120msq Studio near the Oerlikon train station in Zurich.
Harnessing our talents and network, allowing ourselves to be guided by our passion to create. RnD will continue to grow, learn and work with people to tell compelling stories.
Rebekka has always had an affinity to people in her photography. After her studies and apprenticeship as a photographer she needed more and went to Italy and put her and her camera out there. Now she is making many people happy with her ability to connect and capture them in a natural light. Damien brings a different dynamic with his sharp eye, quick focus, and to see things coming before they happen. His clients appreciate him
- Lightroom & Photoshop
- Studio Photography
- On location – we come to you
- Customised sets
- Styling and Make up
Starting on every project with you from the beginning and taking it to completion. We use our talents in script writing, storytelling and imagination in the creative treatment. All matters of production. Project and production managment is driven by Rebekka. Making sure it’s all and organised. Damien is talented behind the camera and on the set. This lets him get the footage he wants and wants to edit. Using Raw or ProRes footage workflows and multiple softwares for post-processing.
- Creative treatment
- DOP (Director of photography)
- Raw and ProsRes workflow
- Studio set/ On location
- Davinci Resolve
- Adobe CC
- 2 MacPro Workstations
private and commercial film and photography
or put another way, personal. For us to really capture you on camera it’s super important we get to know you a bit before. Working with people from 3 weeks to 90+ its always a learning experience. Getting to know your story and making you comfortable in front of the camera is our aim. Relax and be you.
Portraits starting from chf 145.-
specifically the Tech and Fintech organisations of Switzerland and EU. We have a passion for the startup scene, and especially one that is taking on innovation and decentralisation like blockchain and crypto tech. We love to learn about new companies and tech, how they solve a particular problem and to help them bring their story to life.
Film production starting from chf 2900.-
What our commercial clients have to say
Rupert Breheny – Web/VR developer at Google
" I collaborated with Damien on a couple of video projects while he was working at Google and found both his attention to detail and technical skills impressive. On top of this he brings a great sense of fun and enthusiasm to everything he does, which is very inspiring to those around him. "
Loes Van Mierlo – Powerful Coaching for Extraordinary People
" Deep gratitude for these photos! I love love LOVE them!!! I've been trying to find the words to tell you the impact these pictures had on me, and I'm not sure I can really explain it. When I look at these pictures, I see the things that I don't like about myself, like the way the skin underneath my eyes crinkles all up when I laugh or how my lower teeth are a bit crooked. And, maybe for the first time ever, I can see past them. They're there and I'm fine with that. You made me feel so at ease and relaxed and in the moment, and it shows. These pictures are really me. It feels a bit weird to say this about myself, but these photos draw me in. Even though I was just sitting on a bench or leaning against a tree, you captured the energy and made the photos come truly alive "
Roland Vögele, CEO MV Invest AG
" Tolle Team Member Portraits, der dunkle Hintergrund gibt die dynamische Wirkung die wir wollten "
Zoë Wälchli – Model and editor at Julius Baer
" Damien and Rebekka are an absolute pleasure to work with on both a personal and professional level. We’ve done photo shoots on multiple occasions and I’m always at ease with them. They are always prepared and take their work very seriously, always excited to tell me about the latest photography workshop they attended or new technique they’re exploring. I strongly believe that having a creative eye and thinking outside the box is crucial in this business, and Damien and Rebekka are both perfect exemplars of this innovative way of thinking. "
Joel Blom – Strategic messaging & positioning
" The reason I confidently recommend RnD Photography for events, portraits, brand stories or customer experiences can be summed up in one word: empathy. Damien’s ability to feel a client's "pain", to understand their desire to visually communicate what matters, sets RnD apart from other agencies. Beyond his excellent technical skills, having empathy for clients' needs, I believe, is WHY Damien and Rebekka are able to transform the generic - into emotional dynamic imagery. "
Want to know more?
Please email us or give us a call to discuss your project. We are also happy to invite you to our studio in Binzmühlestr. 210 8050 - Zurich