A well-trained eye for over 30 years.


When I got old, and for me now brand-new, Olympus OM1, and 3 black and white films from my aunty in the mid-80s, I was ultimately enthusiastic about photography itself.
Years later, during my design and communication studies, I found the right professional approach to photography in the obligatory photography classes. 
The Olympus eventually became a Canon EOS 50E. Since then, I have been loyal to Canon for over 20 years.
Since 2012, my loving wife's wedding present was a Leica X2, that showed me that there is another league as well in the (photography)-cosmos.
For more than 2 years another toy was added to my toolbox - a Mavic Pro 2 from DJI. Such fun and great gimmick.

Photography was, is, and will always be the main focus of my leisure time activities  just capturing the fleeting moment. This also helps me in my work in the experience economy and marketing in general.

<p>The Goalie, Kumasi, Ghana. </p>
<p>The panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) is a species of chameleon found in the eastern and northern parts of Madagascar.</p>
<p>Istanbul is still growing. Yakuplu, Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>Volcano Mount Etna, Sicily, Italy.</p>
<p>A brown snake at Litchfield NP, Australia. </p>
<p>Walvis Bay, Namibia.</p>
<p>Niyama Private Islands, Maldives.</p>
<p>Serious soccer game in Hohoe, Voltaregion, Ghana. </p>
<p>New Forest National Park, Southampton, UK</p>
<p>Venice 2020 (during Lockdown), Italy.</p>

EQUIPMENT.

 

Take a look into my tool-box.


But please don't think that I always carry all this stuff with me. Usually, I limit myself to my Leica or the M50 and - depending on the location - the DJI Mavic Pro 2 drone. The big toys (Canon EOS 5D Mark III + lenses) I only take along on explicit journeys.

Cam-Bodies:

  • Canon M50
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • DJI Mavic Pro2 + DJI Smart Controller
  • DJI Osmo Pocket 60p, 4K
  • Leica X2


Lenses:

  • Canon EF-M 15-45mm
  • Canon EF 70 - 300 mm f/4.0-5.6 L IS USM
  • Canon EF-S 18 - 135mm f/3.5 - 5.6 IS USM
  • Multi-layer Coated Lens Filter ND4 ND8 ND16 ND32 UV CPL


Tripods:

  • Manfrotto Stativ Compact Light
  • Joby GorillaPod 3K Kit


Cases/Bags:

  • Herschel Rucksack Classic, Little America
  • Tineer water-resistant DJI Mavic Pro2 drone body Case
  • Tineer water-resistant DJI Smart Controller Case


Plus a few more photographic toys, tools, and gadgets to have fun with, like my DIY kit of a pinhole camera (wide-angle 6 x 6 – you can see the results at the bw-section) for analog medium format developing, several lightboxes, and flashlights, or further filters and converters.

<p>City-Center of Muscat, Oman.</p>
<p>St. George's Chapel (Berschis), Walenstadt, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>Opal mining in Coober Pedy, Australia. </p>
<p>Berlin Treptow, Germany.</p>
<p>Young girls discuss their pictures taken in traditional Korean robes in front of Changdeokgung Palace, Seoul, South Korea.</p>
<p>Kyanjing Gompa, Langtang, Nepal</p>
<p>Abandoned villa in Accra, Ghana. </p>
<p>CaixaForum Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>Colorful and beautiful traditional garments Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>I´m such a fan of London, UK. It´s always a pleasure stoping by. </p>
<p>Rainforest nearby Hohoe, Volta Region Ghana.</p>
<p>Venice 2020 (during Lockdown), Italy.</p>
<p>A curious Rock Hyrax at Erongo NP, Namibia.</p>
<p>I´m such a fan of London, UK. It´s always a pleasure stoping by. </p>
<p>Metallica – what a massive show. Letzigrund 2019, Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Woomera, Australia.</p>
<p>A great place to sit, relax and watch people (and of course some art) – the British Museum, London, UK.</p>
<p>Kyanjin Ri, Langtang, Nepal</p>
<p>Venice with my pinhole camera. </p>
<p>This picture is 1 of 9 (!) pictures I took during my whole stay in Venice in 1999. </p>
<p>I know it sounds silly to take only 9 pictures in total, but the thousands of mobile phone pictures you take nowadays don't look any better. </p>
<p>Mölltaler Gletscher, Kärnten, Austria.</p>
<p>Niyama, Maldives.</p>
<p>Seoul Incheon Airport, South Korea.</p>
<p>Early bird Copacabana snapshot, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.</p>
<p>'Monte Kali' near Heringen, 2020, Germany.<br />A Monte Kali, Kaliberg, or Kalimandscharo is the colloquial term for several slag heaps in Germany, which consists of spoil from potash salt production.</p>
<p>CaixaForum Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>Pelican at Walvis Bay, Namibia.</p>
<p>Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>On the way to Nizwa, Oman.</p>
<p>Flumserberg, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Personal motivation.</p>
<p>Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.</p>
<p>Venice 2020 (during Lockdown), Italy.</p>
<p>Murmansk, Russia.</p>
<p>Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>Hallgrímskirkja, Hallgrim's church, Reykjavik, Iceland.</p>
<p>Kakum-NP, Ghana. </p>
<p>Zelyonyi Bor, Kazakhstan.</p>
<p>Streetlife, Seoul, South Korea.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>The Kunsthaus Zürich with the new annex by David Chipperfield, which will be officially opened next year, 2021.</p>
<p>Hamburg Airport, Germany.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Zurich during Corona lockdown, 2020. Switzerland</p>
<p>The wall on the way to Bethlehem, Palestinian West Bank.</p>
<p>Factory farming in Hong Kong.</p>
<p>Dhunche, Nepal.</p>
<p>Staircase in an old Hamburg old town house. Hamburg, Germany. </p>
Adalaide, Australia
<p>Waldhessen, Germany.</p>
<p>A sad story: the Freiburg `Herbstmess` during the Corona Pandemic. 2020.<br />Freiburg, Germany.</p>
<p>Kyanjin Gompa, Langtang, Nepal</p>
<p>Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.</p>
<p>Sossusvlei, Namibia.</p>
<p>The Piazza della Rotonda is located close to the Pantheon in<br />Rome, Italy.</p>
<p>Oryx at Damaraland, Namibia.</p>
<p>Autumn in the Black Forest near Freiburg, the city where I grew up.<br />Freiburg, Germany.  </p>
<p>Prague, Czech Republic, 2019.</p>
<p>Abandoned music club in East Amman, Jordan.</p>
<p>Milano, Italy.</p>
<p>Venice 2020 (during Lockdown), Italy.</p>
<p>Barcelona, Spain.</p>
<p>Venice during Corona Lockdown 2020, Italy.</p>
<p>Colorful and beautiful traditional garments Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>Please, write me a postcard. :)<br />Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>Rag shop in Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Beckham in Murmansk, Russia.</p>
<p>Tällistock, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Abu Dhabi, UAE.</p>
<p>Grumpy dude, Australia.</p>
<p>A great place to sit, relax and watch people (and of course some art) – the British Museum, London, UK.</p>
<p>The Pantheon, Rome, Italy.</p>
<p>One of several harbors. Yakuplu, Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>Nizza, France.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Ephesos, Turkey.</p>
<p>Wadi Rum, Jordan.</p>
<p>CaixaForum Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>Arosa, Switzerland.</p>
<p>The Stoupa, Boudhanath, Kathmandu, Nepal.</p>
<p>Fooling around with some kids in Hohoe, Ghana.<br />Picture: Mirka Laura Severa </p>
<p>Accra, Ghana. </p>
<p>Dubai, UAE.</p>
<p>Kids in Accra, Ghana. </p>
<p>Pre-Corona: Metallica – what a massive show. Letzigrund 2019, Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Snapshot of my mother during a Don Giovanni performance at the Vienna State Opera, October 2017, Vienna, Austria. </p>
<p>Gullfoss waterfall, located in the canyon of the Hvítá river in southwest Iceland.</p>
<p>Istanbul is still growing. Yakuplu, Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>A cemetery in Likpe Bakwa, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>Rostock Ritz Desert Lodge at Namib-Naukluft NP, Namibia.</p>
<p>Old harbor crane in the Hafenmuseum Hamburg, Germany.</p>
<p>Seoul, South Korea.</p>
<p>The highest mountain in eastern Switzerland, the Säntis, even if only 2502m high, but with an exceptional view of the surrounding Alps. </p>
<p>Seoul, South Korea.</p>
<p>St. Gotthard, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Caumasee, Flims, Switzerland.</p>
<p>The squad arrives at the Olifantsbad waterhole at Etosha NP, Namibia.</p>
<p>Simon's Town, South Africa.</p>
<p>Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Abandoned Theme Park, Muscat, Oman.</p>
<p>The Maracana in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.</p>
<p>The panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) is a species of chameleon found in the eastern and northern parts of Madagascar.</p>
<p>The Sahara Desert at the border region of Algeria and Marocco.</p>
<p>King Togbui Ngoryifia Céphas Kosi Bansah with part of his retinue during an official ceremony in Hohoe, Ghana. In 2010 I had the opportunity to visit his tribe in the Volta Region together with him for the first time.</p>
<p>„Palacio de Cristal“ in Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>Where the Namib hits the Atlantic Ocean, Namibia.</p>
<p>The Pantheon, Rome, Italy.</p>
<p>Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.</p>
<p>It has not yet been finally discussed whether my dear wife took this picture with my camera, or I... therefore, in case of doubt (and for my own safety): Picture Credits to Seda Sirin and myself.<br />Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Piazza San Marco, Café Florian, Venice 2020 (during Lockdown), Italy.</p>
<p>Litchfield NP, Australia. </p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>The Saint Petersburg Mosque is the largest in Europe outside Turkey. St. Peterburg, Russia.</p>
<p>The lions square in Ramallah, Palestinian West Bank.</p>
<p>The Kraftwerk Berlin is home to a popular club - the Tresor.<br />Berlin, Germany.</p>
<p>Boulders Beach Penguin Colony (Simon's Town), South Africa.</p>
<p>London, UK.</p>
<p>Kaesŏng, D.P.R.K.</p>
<p>The famous Al-Khazneh temple in Petra, Jordan.</p>
<p>Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>Venice 2020 (during Lockdown), Italy.</p>
<p>Dubai, UAE.</p>
<p>Hohoe, Voltaregion, Ghana.</p>
<p>A zebra with her calf at the Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Rag shop in Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>Togbe Cephas Kosi Bansah, King of Hohoe Gbi Traditional Ghana. In 2010 I had the opportunity to visit his Ewe tribe in the Volta Region for the first time. Here he is with his insignia and his official robe (Kente).</p>
<p>Campsite at Damaraland, Namibia.</p>
<p>Me at the exhibition of Ólafur Elíasson at the Kunsthalle Zürich, 2020, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Langtang, Nepal</p>
<p>Litchfield NP, Australia. </p>
<p>Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>You always know the entrance view from Instagram. <br />Here is what it looks like from the insight. <br />The famous Al-Khazneh temple in Petra, Jordan.</p>
<p>Wadi Rum, Jordan.</p>
<p>Kids are always posing when seeing a camera. So great.<br />Accra, Ghana. </p>
<p>Savety first in Kathmandu, Nepal.</p>
<p>Kathmandu, Nepal.</p>
<p>Moscow metro in 2005, Moscow, Russia.</p>
<p>The awesome blossom of Glyzine or Wisterie in Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Giardino Garibaldi Palermo, Sicily, Italy.</p>
<p>View from the Siegessäule to the Tiergarten and the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany. </p>
<p>A seductive offer at the roadside somewhere in Ghana.</p>
<p>Venice during Corona Lockdown 2020, Italy.</p>
<p>Fans cheering for their club, Real Madrid at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>'Monte Kali' near Heringen, 2020, Germany.<br />A Monte Kali, Kaliberg, or Kalimandscharo is the colloquial term for several slag heaps in Germany, which consists of spoil from potash salt production.</p>
<p>Venice with my pinhole camera. </p>
<p>This picture is 1 of 9 (!) pictures I took during my whole stay in Venice in 1999. </p>
<p>I know it sounds silly to take only 9 pictures in total, but the thousands of mobile phone pictures you take nowadays don't look any better. </p>
<p>„Palacio de Cristal“ in Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>Şile, Turkey.</p>
<p>Dubai, UAE.</p>
<p>Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>The coastline at the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Coober Pedy, Australia. </p>
<p>A sheep on the soccer field while playing a serious match. <br />A fully normal thing in Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>The old Jewish cemetery, Prague, Czech Republic.</p>
<p>Tällistock, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Protea sometimes also called sugarbushes, South Africa.</p>
<p>Sardinia, Italy.</p>
<p>Abandoned parking lot in Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>Autumn in the Black Forest near Freiburg, the city where I grew up.<br />Freiburg, Germany.  </p>
<p>The other way round. <br />Lüneburg, Germany.</p>
<p>Venice 2020 (during Lockdown), Italy.</p>
<p>Metallica – what a massive show. Letzigrund 2019, Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>First snow in Zurich in 2018, Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Venice 2020 (during Lockdown), Italy.</p>
<p>Venice during Corona Lockdown 2020, Italy.</p>
<p>Container Terminal Hamburg, Germany.</p>
<p>Venice 2020 (during Lockdown), Italy.</p>
<p>A messy´s storage in Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>Murmansk, Russia.</p>
<p>Barcelona, Spain.</p>
<p>At the Olifantsbad waterhole at Etosha NP, Namibia.</p>
<p>Workshop Seoul, South Korea.</p>
<p>A selfie shadow snapshot in the office, 2020</p>
<p>Boulders Beach Penguin Colony (Simon's Town), South Africa.</p>
<p>Litchfield NP, Australia. </p>
<p>Nkawkaw, Ghana. </p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Pre-Corona: Metallica – what a massive show. Letzigrund 2019, Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>St. Gotthard pass, 2106 m, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>Seoul, South Korea.</p>
<p>Bláa Lónið, Iceland</p>
<p>Coober Pedi, Australia.</p>
<p>Athens, Greece.</p>
<p> Cristo Redentor Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.</p>
<p>Schloss Schönbrunn, Vienna, Austria.</p>
<p>Off-road is always big fun, like in the Wadi Rum, Jordan.</p>
<p>Bethlehem, Palestinian West Bank.</p>
<p>Fishmarket, Suhar, Oman.</p>
<p>Masada at the dead sea, Israel.</p>
<p>Niyama, Maldives.</p>
<p>At the DMZ Information (a.k.a. propaganda) Center, D.P.R.K.</p>
<p>Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Kumasi Market, Ghana. </p>
<p>Marina di Pisa. Tuscany, Italy.</p>
<p>Arosa, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Moscow metro in 2005, Moscow, Russia.</p>
<p>Communication is key. Wadi Rum, Jordan.</p>
<p>Somewhere in Marocco. At some time in the year 2002.</p>
<p>Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>Venice 2020 (during Lockdown), Italy.</p>
<p>London, UK.</p>
<p>White Turf, St. Moritz, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>Abandoned music club in East Amman, Jordan.</p>
<p>Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>Abandoned Hotel in Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.</p>
<p>A Secretarybird at the Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Niyama, Maldives.</p>
<p>Etosha NP, Namibia.</p>
<p>Big brother is watching you. <br />Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Niyama Private Islands, Maldives</p>
<p>A short stopover in a random village on the way to Accra, Ghana.</p>
<p>The Grossmünster, Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Sicily, Italy.<br />@Zash Boutique Hotel Sicily.</p>
<p>Pogona (aka. bearded dragon), Australia.</p>
<p>Neuschwanstein Castle with Königssee, Germany.</p>
<p>Prague, Czech Republic.</p>
<p>Jebel Kawr, Oman.</p>
<p>„Palacio de Cristal“ in Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>Yakuplu, Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>Casino, Monte Carlo, Monaco.</p>
<p>Chewton Glen, New Milton, UK.</p>
<p>Magnolias in Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Women always doing tough jobs without complaining. <br />Also here: Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>Me in my hotel room in  Pyongyang, 2019, D.P.R.K.</p>
<p>Paris, France.</p>
<p>Snapshot Paris Nightlife, France.</p>
<p>Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.</p>
<p>Leaning Tower of Pisa, Tuscany, Italy.</p>
<p>Pyongyang, D.P.R.K.</p>
<p>A small boy selling boiled eggs at a dancing festival in Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>Litchfield NP, Australia. </p>
<p>Evening mood in the Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Volcano Mount Etna, Sicily, Italy.</p>
<p>Berlin, Karl-Marx Allee, Germany.</p>
<p>Caumasee, Flims, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Encounters at the Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Niyama, Maldives.</p>
<p>Venice 2020 (during Lockdown), Italy.</p>
<p>Coober Pedy, Australia. </p>
<p>Kathmandu, Nepal.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the South Atlantic Ocean.</p>
On the way to Ouarzazate crossing the Atlas Mountains, Morocco.
<p>Sicily, Italy.</p>
<p>One of the most beautiful birds on earth, a lilac-breasted roller at the Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Litchfield NP, Australia. </p>
<p>Offenbach(Main) Kaiserlei, Germany.</p>
<p>Snapshot of a yellow-billed hornbill (Toko) at Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Murmansk, Russia.</p>
<p>Tremola, St. Gotthard, Switzerland.</p>
<p>The place, where I grew up. Freiburg, Germany.</p>
<p>St. Gotthard, Switzerland.</p>
<p>3:55 am at Langtang valley, Nepal.</p>
<p>The two stooges at the Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Art installation from Ólafur Elíasson at the Kunsthalle Zürich, 2020, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Rhône Glacier, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany.</p>
<p>Redback spider also known as the Australian black widow is one of the highly venomous spiders in the world.<br />Sydney, Australia.</p>
<p>Chäserugg, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Langtang NP, Nepal.</p>
<p>Niyama, Maldives.</p>
<p>During my photo class, I did a lot of analog photography as well as the development by myself. This set was done in an abandoned publisher's house around 2000/2001. </p>
<p>Venice with my pinhole camera. </p>
<p>This picture is 1 of 9 (!) pictures I took during my whole stay in Venice in 1999. </p>
<p>I know it sounds silly to take only 9 pictures in total, but the thousands of mobile phone pictures you take nowadays don't look any better. </p>
<p>Moscow metro in 2005, Moscow, Russia.</p>
<p>Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.</p>
<p>Erongo NP, Namibia.</p>
<p>Pyongyang, D.P.R.K.</p>
<p>In 2007 I crossed the border between Israel and Jordan on foot. <br />This is what no man's land (the area between these two borders) looks like. </p>
<p>In 2013, as co-founder, I was able to bring L`Arbre Switzerland AG on the road. <br />The company was basically focused on the development, production, and of course, the sales of exclusive accessories, such as the L`Arbre d`Or, a – in a special electroplating process – gold-plated bonsai.<br />If you are interested in the product,... please, let me know.</p>
<p>Scala dei Turchi, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy.</p>
<p>Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>Rainforest evening mood somewhere in the Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>Factory farming in Hong Kong.</p>
<p>Abandoned stadium in Šiauliai, Lithuania.</p>
<p>Kyanjing Gompa, Nepal.</p>
<p>Kathmandu, Nepal.</p>
<p>Fans cheering for their club, Real Madrid at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Teufelsbrücke, Andermatt, Switzerland.</p>
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