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>Niyama, Maldives.</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>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>The Grossmünster, Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>The other way round. <br />Lüneburg, Germany.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>Venice during Corona Lockdown 2020, Italy.</p>
<p>Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany.</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>Istanbul is still growing. Yakuplu, Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Niyama, Maldives.</p>
<p>Langtang NP, Nepal.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>St. Gotthard, 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>The Kunsthaus Zürich with the new annex by David Chipperfield, which will be officially opened next year, 2021.</p>
<p>Waldhessen, Germany.</p>
<p>View from the Siegessäule to the Tiergarten and the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany. </p>
<p>Metallica – what a massive show. Letzigrund 2019, Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Niyama, Maldives.</p>
<p>Neuschwanstein Castle with Königssee, Germany.</p>
<p>Caumasee, Flims, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Niyama, Maldives.</p>
<p>Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.</p>
<p>Niyama Private Islands, Maldives</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the South Atlantic Ocean.</p>
<p>Volcano Mount Etna, Sicily, Italy.</p>
<p>St. George's Chapel (Berschis), Walenstadt, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Tällistock, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Pyongyang, D.P.R.K.</p>
<p>Venice during Corona Lockdown 2020, Italy.</p>
<p>Kyanjin Ri, Langtang, Nepal</p>
<p>Kyanjing Gompa, Nepal.</p>
<p>Chäserugg, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Where the Namib hits the Atlantic Ocean, Namibia.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Yakuplu, Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Niyama Private Islands, Maldives.</p>
<p>Pre-Corona: Metallica – what a massive show. Letzigrund 2019, Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Autumn in the Black Forest near Freiburg, the city where I grew up.<br />Freiburg, Germany.  </p>
<p>Autumn in the Black Forest near Freiburg, the city where I grew up.<br />Freiburg, Germany.  </p>
<p>Tremola, St. Gotthard, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Venice during Corona Lockdown 2020, Italy.</p>
<p>Early bird Copacabana snapshot, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.</p>
<p>Istanbul is still growing. Yakuplu, Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>Teufelsbrücke, Andermatt, Switzerland.</p>
<p>One of several harbors. Yakuplu, Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>Mölltaler Gletscher, Kärnten, Austria.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Zurich during Corona lockdown, 2020. Switzerland</p>
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