Award winning photographer, film-maker and director.

RED Digital cinema owner and operator

Photography clients have included Dakine, Billabong, C-Skins and Finesterre.

The film "The Hunt for Hipmasama" starring UK pro surfer Oli Adams, that I was the principle film-maker for won the prestigious "best British Surf Film" at the 2014 London Surf Film Festival where it also premiered - beating some fantastic competition.

Born in Switzerland in 1995 by the age of 2 I had lived in 4 countries, growing up in Switzerland I had the privilege to spent a great amount of time in the alps, skiing, snowboarding and rock climbing. Age 11 my mother chose to relocate us in a buddhist monastery in the north of England. 2006 is where I first got a hold of a camera and started my journey to becoming a photographer and film-maker. 

At 15 I decided to move to Plymouth to finish my education and start a Photography course at the Plymouth College of Art, where I learned to connect and network with professionals, during this course I started work with some of the top surfers in the UK, which lead on to some incredible surf trips around the world. 

Having been fortunate enough travel the world from a very young age, this has been my most important education, learning about cultures from as far afield as the USA, Southeast Asia, Africa and South America. 

Currently on the move around Europe but based in Sagres, Portugal working on finding new angles and developing my creative passion in surf and adventure. 






Melon Optics


4th Surfboards

Forceline Surfboards

Moroccan adventures

Swell search Tours

Creating Causes

Wavy Surf Camp

MC Service

Wake 2 Wake

Matador Network





Danya Schwertfeger

Danya Schwertfeger