A well-trained eye for over 30 years.


I was about 11 years old when I got a used Olympus OM, 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, which 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 a 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 coastline at Barton on Sea, UK.</p>
<p>Volcano Mount Etna, Sicily, Italy.</p>
<p>The great pyramids of Giza, Egypt.</p>
<p>Pyongyang, D.P.R.K.</p>
<p>View on the top of the Cheops Pyramid in Giza, Egypt.</p>
<p>The Kunsthaus Zürich with the new annex by David Chipperfield, which will be officially opened next year, 2021.</p>
<p>The villas of Nad Al Sheba in Dubai, UAE</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Niyama, Maldives.</p>
<p>Two rhinos in the sunset in the South African Savannah, South Africa.</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 one camera and - depending on the location - the DJI Mavic Pro 2 drone. The big toys (Canon EOS R6 + lenses) I only take along on explicit journeys or jobs.

Key learning: Good strong lenses are more important than a body. Period.

Cam-Bodies:

  • Canon EOS R6
  • DJI Mavic Pro2 + DJI Smart Controller
  • DJI Osmo Pocket 60p, 4K
  • Leica X2


Lenses:

  • Canon R-Mount Adapter
  • Canon EF 50 mm, f/1.4
  • Canon EF 35 mm, f/1.4
  • Canon EF 70 - 200 mm f/2.8 L IS
  • 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 development, several lightboxes, and flashlights, or further filters and converters.

<p>Niyama, Maldives.</p>
<p>Metallica – what a massive show. Letzigrund 2019, Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>The other way round. <br />Lüneburg, Germany.</p>
<p>Niyama Private Islands, Maldives.</p>
<p>Zurich during Corona lockdown, 2020. Switzerland</p>
<p>Neuschwanstein Castle with Königssee, Germany.</p>
<p>At the beach at Wilderness, South Africa.</p>
<p>Teufelsbrücke, Andermatt, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Mirador Es Colomer in Mallorca, Spain.</p>
<p>Chäserugg, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Niyama, Maldives.</p>
<p>Istanbul is still growing. Yakuplu, Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>Roundabout in Dubai, UAE</p>
<p>Venice during Corona Lockdown 2020, Italy.</p>
<p>Allotment garden colony. Zurich, Switzerland. </p>
<p>St. Gotthard, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Switzerland in winter.<br />Elgg, Switzerland.</p>
<p>View from the Siegessäule to the Tiergarten and the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany. </p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Mölltaler Gletscher, Kärnten, Austria.</p>
<p>St. George's Chapel (Berschis), Walenstadt, Switzerland.</p>
<p>The villas of Nad Al Sheba in Dubai, UAE.</p>
<p>The Grossmünster, Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>The great pyramids of Giza, Egypt.</p>
<p>Seebrücke/Limmat during Corona lockdown, Zurich, Switzerland. </p>
<p>Autumn in the Black Forest near Freiburg, the city where I grew up.<br />Freiburg, Germany.  </p>
<p>Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Langtang NP, Nepal.</p>
<p>Niyama Private Islands, Maldives</p>
<p>One of the big landmarks in Switzerland - the Landwasser Viaduct. <br />Graubünden, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Autumn in the Black Forest near Freiburg, the city where I grew up.<br />Freiburg, Germany.  </p>
<p>Venice during Corona Lockdown 2020, Italy.</p>
<p>Where the Namib hits the Atlantic Ocean, Namibia.</p>
<p>Niyama, Maldives.</p>
<p>Caumasee, Flims, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Yakuplu, Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>The most southern point of Africa, Kap Agulhas, South Africa.</p>
<p>Kyanjing Gompa, Nepal.</p>
<p>Early bird Copacabana snapshot, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.</p>
<p>Simon's Town, South Africa.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Waldhessen, Germany.</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>Tremola, St. Gotthard, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>Mirador Es Colomer in Mallorca, Spain.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany.</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>The Bosphorus Bridge of Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>Pre-Corona: Metallica – what a massive show. Letzigrund 2019, Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>One of the big landmarks in Switzerland - the Landwasser Viaduct. <br />Graubünden, Switzerland.</p>
<p>The desert takes back the city of Dubai, UAE.</p>
<p>Roundabout in Dubai, UAE </p>
<p>The impressive panorama of the Swiss Alps. Although it has been seen hundreds of times... especially here on Insta,... but still fascinating and beautiful. Arosa, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Tällistock, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Kyanjin Ri, Langtang, Nepal</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the South Atlantic Ocean.</p>
<p>One of several harbors. Yakuplu, Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.</p>
<p>Arosa/Lenzerheide, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Venice during Corona Lockdown 2020, Italy.</p>
<p>Istanbul is still growing. Yakuplu, Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
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