About Us

Marco Schmidli is the founder of Schmidli Backdrops Inc. He studied photography and fine art in Switzerland where he was born.
With a scholarship, he had the privilege to live and work at the Swiss Institute in Rome for two years. Back in Switzerland, he worked in Zurich as a photographer and artist till he moved to California, where he created Schmidli Backdrops.

Schmidli Backdrops continues to create, awe-inspiring backdrops. The backdrops are featured throughout the fashion and film production worlds for editorial photography, e-commerce, celebrity portraits, music videos, commercials, television shows, and feature films.

Our inventory, which now contains artwork, has more than 2,000 unique pieces. They range in size from smaller than 2′ x 3′ up to as large as 40′ x 60′. Smaller collections of our backdrops are also available throughout the world at various studios we have partnered with.

Throughout an artistic career spanning more than 40 years, Marco has developed specialized techniques for applying and layering color. The backdrops are diverse in texture, color, and size and have set the industry standard for the contemporary backdrop. His commitment to creating quality artwork is why top photographers, art directors, and set designers choose Schmidli first.