Cyrill Matter

Cyrill Matter (ADC Switzerland member) was born and raised in Zurich, studied commerce and got a position in an ad agency. On a whim, and out of boredom, he bought a cheap camera. He started taking pictures – and was bitten. Within a year he had left his job; he spent the next 12 months intensively learning the skills of a photographer, working as a photography assistant while reading and watching everything he could get his hands on relating to the topic. After that relatively short time, he decided to strike out on his own and try to make it as a professional photographer. Not long afterwards, sitting in a New York café, he encountered a German creative director – Thomas Hayo – who agreed to view what was then a thin portfolio. The rest is history: with Hayo’s encouragement Matter moved to New York and had been signed by photography agent Marek Milewicz within four months. That led to his four year stay in “The City”. Since then he has established himself as a respected photographer. 

He has worked for publications like GQ, Vanity Fair USA, L’Uomo Vogue or Das Magazin, brands such as Montblanc, Sony, Audi, Chaumet, Bulgari or Calida to name a few and with celebrities like Jeremy Irons, Louis Hamilton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Roger Federer, Karli Kloss, Shailene Woodley and many many more.

Matter lives between Zurich and wherever his assignments take him.

Editorial
  • 74 Magazine
  • Annabelle
  • Associated
  • Audi Magazin
  • Best Fashion
  • Bolero
  • Creem
  • Das Magazin
  • DEAR
  • ELLE Decor
  • Esquire
  • Essential Homme
  • Frame Book
  • Gentlemen‘s Report
  • Glass
  • GQ France
  • GQ Japan
  • GQ China
  • Hunter Fashion
  • L’Officiel Hommes
  • L'Optimum
  • L‘Uomo Vogue
  • Lufthansa Exclusive
  • Man of the World
  • Mercedes Magazin
  • Monocle
  • NZZ Folio
  • Red Bulletin
  • Robb Report
  • Schön!
  • Studio Magazine
  • Style
  • The Rake
  • Town & Country
  • Vanity Fair US
  • Weltwoche
  • Z Magazin by NZZ
  • Zeit Magazin
Advertising
  • Aduno
  • AMAG
  • Audi
  • Belstaff
  • Bernafon
  • Bloomingdale‘s
  • Bulgari
  • Calida
  • Chaumet Paris
  • Credit Suisse
  • Dressler
  • Emmentaler
  • Energy Fashion Night 2015
  • Erdgas
  • Ernst & Young
  • Friedmanberlin
  • Guess
  • Hertz
  • IKEA
  • IWC Schaffhausen
  • Jelmoli
  • Joop
  • Kauf
  • Kieser Training
  • Laboratoires La Prairie
  • Lord & Taylor
  • LelePyp
  • Lidl
  • McDonald's
  • Montblanc
  • Motorex
  • Opel
  • Orange
  • Paul Kehl Fashion
  • Pro Juventute
  • PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Raiffeisen Bank
  • Romer's Backwaren
  • Santemed
  • Skoda
  • Sony
  • Sound Capital
  • Sunrise
  • Swiss
  • Sympany
  • Villiger
  • yoox.com
  • Zurich Film Festival
  • Zürich Insurance
  • Zürcher Kantonalbank
Celebrities
  • Ana Lily Amirpour
  • Jonas Alexander Arnby
  • Stefan Arndt
  • Bastian Baker
  • Claes Bang
  • Elyas M’Barek
  • Ben Barnes
  • Wolfgang Beltracchi
  • Susanne Bier
  • Moritz Bleibtreu
  • Bligg
  • Ata Bozaci
  • Till Brönner
  • Detlev Buck
  • Antonino Cardillo
  • Famiglia Cavazza
  • Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
  • Cro
  • Jamel Debbouze
  • Pauline Deltour
  • Stefan Diez
  • Roger Federer
  • Kevin Fiala
  • Jonah Freeman
  • Stephen Fry
  • Ronja Furrer
  • Jean-Paul Gaultier
  • Cesc Gay
  • Genetikk
  • Jan-Ole Gerster
  • Reinier de Graaf
  • Jake Gyllenhaal
  • Félix de Givry
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt
  • Greg Gorman
  • Cosma Shiva Hagen
  • Lewis Hamilton
  • Luisa Hartema
  • Todd Haynes
  • Thomas Hayo
  • Christoph Maria Herbst
  • Tommy Hilfiger
  • Martina Hingis
  • Tom Hopper
  • Ann Hui
  • Jack Huston
  • Andrea Illy
  • Bjarke Ingels
  • Jeremy Irons
  • Max Irons
  • Hugh Jackman
  • Max Karli
  • Karlie Kloss
  • Grazyna Kulczyk
  • Amanda Lepore
  • Gabriel-Kane Day Lewis
  • Christian Louboutin
  • Mia Hansen-Løve
  • Justin Lowe
  • Ewan McGregor
  • Tobias Moretti
  • Liam Neeson
  • Manuel Neuer
  • Dev Patel
  • Pawel Pawlikowski
  • Natascha Polke
  • Ido Portal
  • Peter Reichenbach
  • Johan Renck
  • Marco Reus
  • Cory Richards
  • Alice Rohrwacher
  • Ugo Rondinone
  • Daniela Ryf
  • Ole Scheeren
  • Julian Schnabel
  • Ed Skrein
  • Cory Michael Smith
  • Yann Sommer
  • Oliver Stone
  • Stress
  • Kiefer Sutherland
  • Clovis Taittinger
  • Anatole Taubman
  • Vaults
  • Rudi Völler
  • Patrick Wachsberger
  • Christoph Waltz
  • Markus Welter
  • Wim Wenders
  • Shailene Woodley
  • Peter Zumthor
Awards
  • 2021 Shortlist ADC
  • 2021 Callwey Best Fashion Editorial 2020
  • 2018 Shortlist PR-Bild Award
  • 2016 Swiss Photo Award
  • 2015 Swiss Photo Award
Exhibition
  • 2021 Int. Photo Festival Olten
  • 2018 Trace Gallery, Zürich
  • 2015 ADC Switzerland, Zürich
Publication
  • 2021 Queens of Koh Tao
  • 2021 The Fashion Yearbook
  • 2017 Chapter One