Rene Hundertpfund

close encounters

no agenda. no masks. just humans.

“close encounters” is an ongoing personal passion project of Rene. His commercial work is highly polished and conceptional. In stark contrast with this project he strives to capture real moments, raw emotions and the essence of human beings.

The idea

To photograph celebrities & publicly known people in a way the have never been seen. Disregard the public persona and focus on the human being.



The process

Rene spends a whole day with the subject and becomes part of their day. His small Leica camera is very unassuming and non-threatening. This opens the door to candid and raw moments being shared and captured. Shared experiences, frozen in time.