Yeah, you guessed it. The guy up there is me. So, who's me?
My name is Tis Meyer. Born 1987, I'm living in the beautiful city of Zurich, Switzerland - in the heart of Europe. While I'm actually a law student, aviation has been a passion of mine for over a decade.
Over time, what I've come to like most, is aviation photography and travelling on old, special or otherwise rare aircraft to places off the beaten track. Those are the places where the spirit of aviation is still alive, where flying is hard work and planes are more than just means of transport: They're lifelines.
Apart from that, I love travelling in general - the more authentic the journey the better. Backpacking through Laos, crossing the whole USA by Greyhound Bus or chugging along Alaska's rugged coast by ferry - that's my preferred way to see the world.
If you have any questions, comments or requests, feel free to drop me a line and I'll be happy to help!
So, you take pictures of airplanes. Is that fun at all?
Sure is! As you may have noticed, planes come in all shapes and sizes - and colours, too. So there's a lot to hunt and gather, and you never run out of motifs. Of course, special planes, for example wearing magnificent paintshemes, provide an additional attraction.
As there are different airlines and airplanes at every airport, travelling isn't just a lot of fun, but an essential part of this hobby. It also helps you get to know people from all over the world who share the same passion - something I wouldn't wanna miss.
So yeah - there's more to it than just standing around airport fences (even though that's what we do most). It's about being part of a worldwide community.
My photos have been used, among others, by BAE Systems UK, Raytheon, Zurich Airport, Blick (largest Swiss newspaper), as well as in several aviation magazines, including FlugReuve (Germany), SkyNews (Switzerland), Flygrevyn (Sweden). They have also been awarded "Top of the Day" and "Photographer's Choice" at Airliners.net, the most popular aviation photo database, on multiple occasions.
Jetstream, the oldest Swiss aviation magazine, published monthly since over 50 years. Find samples of my articles below (in german), and click on them to display them here on the page.Since 2009, I am contributing as an editor and photographer to