Daniel Forster was born on Valentine's Day, in Murten, Switzerland. After an apprenticeship in a photo studio in Berne, he became a freelance photographer in 1974 and has since covered ten America's Cups and eleven Olympic Games, one of them the Winter Games in Calgary.
His photographs appear in every major Yachting magazine in Europe, the USA, New Zealand, and Australia. 1986/87 TIME magazine sent him for five months to Perth, Australia and used his picture of America's Cup winner Dennis Conner on the February cover.
Daniel is one of the official photographers in charge of the Rolex Yachting events. Which means covering events like New York Yacht Club events, the Rolex Fastnet Race, Rolex Baltic Regatta, Rolex Big Boat Series in San Francisco, Rolex Swan Cup, Rolex Middle Sea Race and Rolex Sydney Hobart Race.
This hectic schedule still leaves some time for a Cape Horn rounding or a Galapagos cruise. Daniel Forster now lives in Jamestown, just across the bridge from Newport, Rhode Island, USA. During his off time he goes fishing with his daughter Daphne.