A well-trained eye for over 30 years.


When I got 11 years 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>CaixaForum Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>Fans cheering for their club, Real Madrid at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p> Cristo Redentor Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.</p>
<p>Serious soccer game in Hohoe, Voltaregion, Ghana. </p>
<p>Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>Kumasi Market, Ghana. </p>
<p>Niyama, Maldives.</p>
<p>At the Olifantsbad waterhole at Etosha NP, Namibia.</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>Factory farming in Hong Kong.</p>
<p>Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>Rainforest evening mood somewhere in the Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>The Piazza della Rotonda is located close to the Pantheon in<br />Rome, Italy.</p>
<p>Container Terminal Hamburg, Germany.</p>
<p>The squad arrives at the Olifantsbad waterhole at Etosha NP, Namibia.</p>
<p>Litchfield NP, Australia. </p>
<p>The awesome blossom of Glyzine or Wisterie in Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Accra, Ghana. </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>Auberge Kasbah Meteorites, Marocco.</p>
<p>Volcano Mount Etna, Sicily, Italy.</p>
<p>Masada at the dead sea, Israel.</p>
<p>Pre-Corona: Metallica – what a massive show. Letzigrund 2019, Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Nkawkaw, Ghana. </p>
<p>Coober Pedi, Australia.</p>
<p>Venice 2020 (during Lockdown), Italy.</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>Abandoned Hotel in Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>Encounters at the Etosha National Park, Namibia.</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>Ortaköy Mosque Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>Savety first in Kathmandu, Nepal.</p>
<p>Giardino Garibaldi Palermo, Sicily, Italy.</p>
<p>Zurich during Corona lockdown, 2020. Switzerland</p>
<p>Kyanjing Gompa, Langtang, Nepal</p>
<p>Protea sometimes also called sugarbushes, South Africa.</p>
<p>Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.</p>
<p>Casino, Monte Carlo, Monaco.</p>
<p>The Kunsthaus Zürich with the new annex by David Chipperfield, which will be officially opened next year, 2021.</p>
<p>Murmansk, Russia.</p>
<p>Kathmandu, Nepal.</p>
<p>Seoul, South Korea.</p>
<p>Barcelona, Spain.</p>
<p>St. Gotthard, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>CaixaForum Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>Arosa, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.</p>
<p>Şile, Turkey.</p>
<p>Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>Somewhere in Marocco. At some time in the year 2002.</p>
<p>Venice during Corona Lockdown 2020, Italy.</p>
<p>Zelyonyi Bor, Kazakhstan.</p>
<p>One of the most beautiful birds on earth, a lilac-breasted roller at the Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Snapshot Paris Nightlife, France.</p>
<p>Autumn in the Black Forest near Freiburg, the city where I grew up.<br />Freiburg, Germany.  </p>
<p>Litchfield NP, Australia. </p>
<p>Venice 2020 (during Lockdown), Italy.</p>
<p>Grumpy dude, Australia.</p>
<p>The ancient entrance door of the Çırağan Palace, Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>Venice 2020 (during Lockdown), Italy.</p>
<p>The other way round. <br />Lüneburg, Germany.</p>
<p>Staircase in an old Hamburg old town house. Hamburg, Germany. </p>
<p>Caumasee, Flims, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Colorful and beautiful traditional garments Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </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>The Goalie, Kumasi, Ghana. </p>
<p>Bláa Lónið, Iceland</p>
<p>Litchfield NP, Australia. </p>
<p>Kyanjing Gompa, Nepal.</p>
On the way to Ouarzazate crossing the Atlas Mountains, Morocco.
<p>Sossusvlei, Namibia.</p>
<p>Caumasee, Flims, Switzerland.</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>Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.</p>
<p>Sicily, Italy.<br />@Zash Boutique Hotel Sicily.</p>
<p>Rhône Glacier, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Ground Zero, NYC almost a year after 9/11. <br />Good old analog times with my Canon EOS 50E.</p>
<p>The panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) is a species of chameleon found in the eastern and northern parts of Madagascar.</p>
<p>CaixaForum Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>Woomera, Australia.</p>
<p>London, UK.</p>
<p>Prague, Czech Republic.</p>
<p>Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>Dubai, UAE.</p>
<p>At the DMZ Information (a.k.a. propaganda) Center, D.P.R.K.</p>
<p>A selfie shadow snapshot in the office, 2020</p>
<p>Tällistock, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Paris, France.</p>
<p>Wrocław (Breslau), Polska.</p>
<p>Colori di Venezia, Italia.</p>
<p>Bethlehem, Palestinian West Bank.</p>
<p>„Palacio de Cristal“ in Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>Off-road is always big fun, like in the Wadi Rum, Jordan.</p>
<p>Thousands of white small jellyfish in Bosporus, Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.</p>
<p>Mölltaler Gletscher, Kärnten, Austria.</p>
<p>Back in the days in NYC in 2002.<br />Good old analog times with my Canon EOS 50E.</p>
<p>Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>The famous Al-Khazneh temple in Petra, Jordan.</p>
<p>Dubai, UAE.</p>
<p>A Secretarybird at the Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Murmansk, Russia.</p>
<p>Fooling around with some kids in Hohoe, Ghana.<br />Picture: Mirka Laura Severa </p>
<p>Flumserberg, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>Venice 2020 (during Lockdown), Italy.</p>
<p>The old Jewish cemetery, Prague, Czech Republic.</p>
<p>Prague, Czech Republic, 2019.</p>
<p>Factory farming in Hong Kong.</p>
<p>Niyama Private Islands, Maldives.</p>
<p>Communication is key. Wadi Rum, Jordan.</p>
<p>I´m such a fan of London, UK. It´s always a pleasure stoping by. </p>
<p>Langtang, Nepal</p>
<p>Abandoned parking lot in Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>Kids are always posing when seeing a camera. So great.<br />Accra, Ghana. </p>
<p>Niyama, Maldives.</p>
<p>The three stooges of the Swiss alps.</p>
<p>Wadi Rum, Jordan.</p>
<p>Metallica – what a massive show. Letzigrund 2019, Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Gullfoss waterfall, located in the canyon of the Hvítá river in southwest Iceland.</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>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>The Pantheon, Rome, Italy.</p>
<p>3:55 am at Langtang valley, Nepal.</p>
<p>Litchfield NP, Australia. </p>
<p>The Saint Petersburg Mosque is the largest in Europe outside Turkey. St. Peterburg, Russia.</p>
<p>Rag shop in Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>Leaning Tower of Pisa, Tuscany, Italy.</p>
<p>A cemetery in Likpe Bakwa, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>Barcelona, Spain.</p>
<p>Niyama, Maldives.</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>Evening mood in the Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Abandoned Theme Park, Muscat, Oman.</p>
<p>Yakuplu, Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>The wall on the way to Bethlehem, Palestinian West Bank.</p>
<p>The Stoupa, Boudhanath, Kathmandu, Nepal.</p>
<p>Sicily, Italy.</p>
<p>Seoul Incheon Airport, South Korea.</p>
<p>Magnolias in Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Rainforest nearby Hohoe, Volta Region Ghana.</p>
<p>On the way to Nizwa, Oman.</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 two stooges at the Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Venice 2020 (during Lockdown), Italy.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Boulders Beach Penguin Colony (Simon's Town), South Africa.</p>
<p>A messy´s storage in Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>Dubai, UAE.</p>
<p>The Sahara Desert at the border region of Algeria and Marocco.</p>
<p>A small boy selling boiled eggs at a dancing festival in Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>Venice 2020 (during Lockdown), Italy.</p>
<p>Wadi Rum, Jordan.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Niyama Private Islands, Maldives</p>
<p>Ephesos, Turkey.</p>
<p>Simon's Town, South Africa.</p>
<p>A short stopover in a random village on the way to Accra, Ghana.</p>
<p>The panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) is a species of chameleon found in the eastern and northern parts of Madagascar.</p>
<p>Kathmandu, Nepal.</p>
<p>Old harbor crane in the Hafenmuseum Hamburg, Germany.</p>
<p>Fishmarket, Suhar, Oman.</p>
<p>Berlin, Karl-Marx Allee, Germany.</p>
<p>St. George's Chapel (Berschis), Walenstadt, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Young girls discuss their pictures taken in traditional Korean robes in front of Changdeokgung Palace, Seoul, South Korea.</p>
<p>Seoul, South Korea.</p>
<p>Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.</p>
<p>Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>Atlas Mountains, Marocco.</p>
<p>Chewton Glen, New Milton, UK.</p>
<p>Rag shop in Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>Moscow metro in 2005, Moscow, Russia.</p>
<p>Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>Where the Namib hits the Atlantic Ocean, Namibia.</p>
<p>Nizza, France.</p>
<p>Venice, Italy during lockdown 2020.</p>
<p>Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>Me at the exhibition of Ólafur Elíasson at the Kunsthalle Zürich, 2020, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Waldhessen, Germany.</p>
<p>Venice during Corona Lockdown 2020, Italy.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Women always doing tough jobs without complaining. <br />Also here: Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>St. Gotthard, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Early bird Copacabana snapshot, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.</p>
<p>Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>Venice during Corona Lockdown 2020, Italy.</p>
<p>Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany.</p>
<p>Murmansk, Russia.</p>
<p>Pelican at Walvis Bay, Namibia.</p>
<p>Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>Moscow metro in 2005, Moscow, Russia.</p>
<p>A great place to sit, relax and watch people (and of course some art) – the British Museum, London, UK.</p>
<p>Grand Central Station, NYC in 2002.<br />Good old analog times with my Canon EOS 50E.</p>
<p>The Kraftwerk Berlin is home to a popular club - the Tresor.<br />Berlin, Germany.</p>
<p>Workshop Seoul, South Korea.</p>
<p>Coober Pedy, Australia. </p>
<p>Somewhere in a Kasbah in Marocco.</p>
<p>Venice 2020 (during Lockdown), Italy.</p>
<p>Istanbul is still growing. Yakuplu, Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>The lions square in Ramallah, Palestinian West Bank.</p>
<p>Abandoned stadium in Šiauliai, Lithuania.</p>
<p>Schloss Schönbrunn, Vienna, Austria.</p>
<p>Kyanjin Gompa, Langtang, Nepal</p>
<p>White Turf, St. Moritz, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Berlin Treptow, Germany.</p>
<p>Kyanjin Ri, Langtang, Nepal</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>St. Gotthard pass, 2106 m, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Oryx at Damaraland, Namibia.</p>
<p>Erongo NP, Namibia.</p>
<p>Pyongyang, D.P.R.K.</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>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Hohoe, Voltaregion, Ghana.</p>
<p>Tällistock, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>Jebel Kawr, Oman.</p>
<p>View from the Siegessäule to the Tiergarten and the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany. </p>
<p>Istanbul is still growing. Yakuplu, Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>Snapshot of my mother during a Don Giovanni performance at the Vienna State Opera, October 2017, Vienna, Austria. </p>
<p>Sardinia, Italy.</p>
<p>Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>Pogona (aka. bearded dragon), Australia.</p>
<p>Kathmandu, Nepal.</p>
<p>One of several harbors. Yakuplu, Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>Big brother is watching you. <br />Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Litchfield NP, Australia. </p>
Adalaide, Australia
<p>Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>Abu Dhabi, UAE.</p>
<p>Venice 2020 (during Lockdown), Italy.</p>
<p>Volcano Mount Etna, Sicily, Italy.</p>
<p>Art installation from Ólafur Elíasson at the Kunsthalle Zürich, 2020, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Snapshot of a yellow-billed hornbill (Toko) at Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Scala dei Turchi, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy.</p>
<p>Niyama, Maldives.</p>
<p>Personal motivation.</p>
<p>A curious Rock Hyrax at Erongo NP, Namibia.</p>
<p>Streetlife, Seoul, South Korea.</p>
<p>Venice 2020 (during Lockdown), Italy.</p>
<p>Abandoned music club in East Amman, Jordan.</p>
<p>Campsite at Damaraland, Namibia.</p>
<p>A zebra with her calf at the Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Boulders Beach Penguin Colony (Simon's Town), South Africa.</p>
<p>„Palacio de Cristal“ in Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>A brown snake at Litchfield NP, Australia. </p>
<p>Venice 2020 (during Lockdown), Italy.</p>
<p>Niyama, Maldives.</p>
<p>Pre-Corona: Metallica – what a massive show. Letzigrund 2019, Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>The coastline at the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Fans cheering for their club, Real Madrid at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>Seoul, South Korea.</p>
<p>Hamburg Airport, Germany.</p>
<p>Kids in Accra, Ghana. </p>
<p>Kakum-NP, Ghana. </p>
<p>Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Piazza San Marco, Café Florian, Venice 2020 (during Lockdown), Italy.</p>
<p>Beckham in Murmansk, Russia.</p>
<p>Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.</p>
<p>Pyongyang, D.P.R.K.</p>
<p>The place, where I grew up. Freiburg, Germany.</p>
<p>Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>Grindelwald, Switzerland</p>
<p>Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>New Forest National Park, Southampton, UK</p>
<p>A sad story: the Freiburg `Herbstmess` during the Corona Pandemic. 2020.<br />Freiburg, Germany.</p>
<p>Walvis Bay, Namibia.</p>
<p>Tremola, St. Gotthard, Switzerland.</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>Offenbach(Main) Kaiserlei, Germany.</p>
<p>City-Center of Muscat, Oman.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the South Atlantic Ocean.</p>
<p>Moscow metro in 2005, Moscow, Russia.</p>
<p>Please, write me a postcard. :)<br />Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>A seductive offer at the roadside somewhere in Ghana.</p>
<p>Langtang NP, Nepal.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Hallgrímskirkja, Hallgrim's church, Reykjavik, Iceland.</p>
<p>Arosa, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Rostock Ritz Desert Lodge at Namib-Naukluft NP, Namibia.</p>
<p>„Palacio de Cristal“ in Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>The Grossmünster, Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Colorful and beautiful traditional garments Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </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>Abandoned villa in Accra, Ghana. </p>
<p>A great place to sit, relax and watch people (and of course some art) – the British Museum, London, UK.</p>
<p>The Maracana in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.</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>Abandoned music club in East Amman, Jordan.</p>
<p>Autumn in the Black Forest near Freiburg, the city where I grew up.<br />Freiburg, Germany.  </p>
<p>Milano, Italy.</p>
<p>Dhunche, Nepal.</p>
<p>Kaesŏng, D.P.R.K.</p>
<p>Me in my hotel room in  Pyongyang, 2019, D.P.R.K.</p>
<p>The Bosphorus Bridge of Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>Neuschwanstein Castle with Königssee, Germany.</p>
<p>London, UK.</p>
<p>The Pantheon, Rome, Italy.</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>Marina di Pisa. Tuscany, Italy.</p>
<p>Etosha NP, Namibia.</p>
<p>First snow in Zurich in 2018, Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Metallica – what a massive show. Letzigrund 2019, Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Coober Pedy, Australia. </p>
<p>Chäserugg, Switzerland.</p>
<p>I´m such a fan of London, UK. It´s always a pleasure stoping by. </p>
<p>Teufelsbrücke, Andermatt, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Opal mining in Coober Pedy, Australia. </p>
Imprint & Privacy Policy || © Bernhard Pompey 2021 || Login