Born in Switzerland in 1937, Hans Mauli studied graphic design. He worked in Aarau, Coponhagen, London, Paris and New York. In the late sexties he worked for the celebrated Herb Lubain in New York and for the advertising agency Young & Rubicam in Paris. Though graphic design was his profession, he had always wanted to be a photographer.

Hans’s first camera was a Roleflex, and his earlest photos were taken in the public places of Swiss cities and towns, in Copenhagen, London and Paris. At the time, from 1959 to the early sixties, he didn’t have access to a darkroom and therefore never made any prints of his pictures until much later.