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>Zurich during Corona lockdown, 2020. Switzerland</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</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>Roundabout in Dubai, UAE</p>
<p>Waldhessen, Germany.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Pyongyang, D.P.R.K.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Niyama Private Islands, Maldives.</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>St. Gotthard, Switzerland.</p>
<p>The great pyramids of Giza, Egypt.</p>
<p>At the beach at Wilderness, South Africa.</p>
<p>Where the Namib hits the Atlantic Ocean, Namibia.</p>
<p>The desert takes back the city of Dubai, UAE.</p>
<p>Niyama, Maldives.</p>
<p>Venice during Corona Lockdown 2020, Italy.</p>
<p>Tremola, St. Gotthard, Switzerland.</p>
<p>One of several harbors. Yakuplu, Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>Niyama, Maldives.</p>
<p>Niyama, Maldives.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>The Grossmünster, Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Seebrücke/Limmat during Corona lockdown, Zurich, Switzerland. </p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Autumn in the Black Forest near Freiburg, the city where I grew up.<br />Freiburg, Germany.  </p>
<p>St. George's Chapel (Berschis), Walenstadt, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Early bird Copacabana snapshot, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.</p>
<p>Niyama, Maldives.</p>
<p>One of the big landmarks in Switzerland - the Landwasser Viaduct. <br />Graubünden, Switzerland.</p>
<p>The coastline at Barton on Sea, UK.</p>
<p>Mirador Es Colomer in Mallorca, Spain.</p>
<p>Mölltaler Gletscher, Kärnten, Austria.</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>Kyanjin Ri, Langtang, Nepal</p>
<p>Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany.</p>
<p>Two rhinos in the sunset in the South African Savannah, South Africa.</p>
<p>Istanbul is still growing. Yakuplu, Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>Volcano Mount Etna, Sicily, Italy.</p>
<p>Yakuplu, Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the South Atlantic Ocean.</p>
<p>Simon's Town, South Africa.</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>Teufelsbrücke, Andermatt, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Allotment garden colony. Zurich, Switzerland. </p>
<p>Switzerland in winter.<br />Elgg, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Pre-Corona: Metallica – what a massive show. Letzigrund 2019, Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>Chäserugg, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>Istanbul is still growing. Yakuplu, Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>Mirador Es Colomer in Mallorca, Spain.</p>
<p>Neuschwanstein Castle with Königssee, Germany.</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>The villas of Nad Al Sheba in Dubai, UAE</p>
<p>Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.</p>
<p>The great pyramids of Giza, Egypt.</p>
<p>Niyama Private Islands, Maldives</p>
<p>The villas of Nad Al Sheba in Dubai, UAE.</p>
<p>Roundabout in Dubai, UAE </p>
<p>One of the big landmarks in Switzerland - the Landwasser Viaduct. <br />Graubünden, Switzerland.</p>
<p>View on the top of the Cheops Pyramid in Giza, Egypt.</p>
<p>The Bosphorus Bridge of Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>Langtang NP, Nepal.</p>
<p>The most southern point of Africa, Kap Agulhas, South Africa.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Tällistock, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Venice during Corona Lockdown 2020, Italy.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Arosa/Lenzerheide, 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>Autumn in the Black Forest near Freiburg, the city where I grew up.<br />Freiburg, Germany.  </p>
<p>Kyanjing Gompa, Nepal.</p>
<p>Venice during Corona Lockdown 2020, Italy.</p>
<p>The other way round. <br />Lüneburg, Germany.</p>
<p>Caumasee, Flims, Switzerland.</p>
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