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>Murmansk, Russia.</p>
<p>London, UK.</p>
<p>Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.</p>
<p>Dubai, UAE.</p>
<p>City-Center of Muscat, Oman.</p>
<p>Ortaköy Mosque Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>The great pyramids of Giza, Egypt.</p>
<p>„Palacio de Cristal“ in Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>CaixaForum Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.</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>Venice during Corona Lockdown 2020, 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>Zurich during Corona lockdown, 2020. Switzerland</p>
<p>Venice 2020 (during Lockdown), Italy.</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>Venice 2020 (during Lockdown), Italy.</p>
<p>Hallgrímskirkja, Hallgrim's church, Reykjavik, Iceland.</p>
<p>At the EXPO2020 (Nov 21) in Dubai, UAE.</p>
<p>The wall on the way to Bethlehem, Palestinian West Bank.</p>
<p>Prague, Czech Republic, 2019.</p>
<p>Sicily, Italy.</p>
<p>The Saint Petersburg Mosque is the largest in Europe outside Turkey. St. Peterburg, Russia.</p>
<p>CaixaForum Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>The Maracana in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.</p>
<p>Dubai, UAE.</p>
<p>The old Jewish cemetery, Prague, Czech Republic.</p>
<p>The Kraftwerk Berlin is home to a popular club - the Tresor.<br />Berlin, Germany.</p>
<p>Venice 2020 (during Lockdown), Italy.</p>
<p>Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>The ETH Zurich - so far 21 Nobel laureates, two Fields Medalists, two Pritzker Prize winners, and one Turing Award winner have been affiliated with the University.</p>
<p>Sicily, Italy.<br />@Zash Boutique Hotel Sicily.</p>
<p>Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>The ETH Zurich - so far 21 Nobel laureates, two Fields Medalists, two Pritzker Prize winners, and one Turing Award winner have been affiliated with the University.</p>
<p>Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>I´m such a fan of London, UK. It´s always a pleasure stoping by. </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>Bethlehem, Palestinian West Bank.</p>
<p>Allotment garden colony. Zurich, Switzerland. </p>
<p>Early bird Copacabana snapshot, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.</p>
<p>Istanbul is still growing. Yakuplu, Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>Zelyonyi Bor, Kazakhstan.</p>
<p>Moscow metro in 2005, Moscow, Russia.</p>
<p>„Palacio de Cristal“ in Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>At the EXPO2020 (Nov 21) in Dubai, UAE.</p>
<p>Mallorca, Spain.</p>
<p>Venice during Corona Lockdown 2020, Italy.</p>
<p>Kakum-NP, Ghana. </p>
<p>Berlin, Karl-Marx Allee, Germany.</p>
<p>Kaesŏng, D.P.R.K.</p>
<p>Yakuplu, Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>Pyongyang, D.P.R.K.</p>
<p>The ghost village of Al Madam, Sharja, UAE.</p>
<p>Venice 2020 (during Lockdown), Italy.</p>
<p>Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>Kathmandu, Nepal.</p>
<p>Venice 2020 (during Lockdown), Italy.</p>
<p>Volcano Mount Etna, Sicily, Italy.</p>
<p>Şile, Turkey.</p>
<p>Streetlife, Seoul, South Korea.</p>
<p>„Palacio de Cristal“ in Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>Venice 2020 (during Lockdown), Italy.</p>
<p>Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>The famous Al-Khazneh temple in Petra, Jordan.</p>
<p>The lions square in Ramallah, Palestinian West Bank.</p>
<p>Factory farming in Hong Kong.</p>
<p>Giardino Garibaldi Palermo, Sicily, Italy.</p>
<p>I´m such a fan of London, UK. It´s always a pleasure stoping by. </p>
<p>The ghost village of Al Madam, Sharja, UAE.</p>
<p>Cairo Downtown, Egypt.</p>
<p>The Bosphorus Bridge of Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>Colori di Venezia, Italia.</p>
<p>The Goalie, Kumasi, Ghana. </p>
<p>Kyanjin Gompa, Langtang, Nepal</p>
<p>Venice during Corona Lockdown 2020, Italy.</p>
<p>The Kunsthaus Zürich with the new annex by David Chipperfield, which will be officially opened next year, 2021.</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>CaixaForum Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>Moscow metro in 2005, Moscow, Russia.</p>
<p>Cairo, Egypt. <br />At the Campus of the German University in Cairo</p>
<p>The ancient entrance door of the Çırağan Palace, Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>London, UK.</p>
<p>Abandoned parking lot in Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>Old harbor crane in the Hafenmuseum Hamburg, Germany.</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>At the EXPO2020 (Nov 21) the UK Pavilion in Dubai, UAE.</p>
<p>Please, write me a postcard. :)<br />Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>One of the big landmarks in Switzerland - the Landwasser Viaduct. <br />Graubünden, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Somewhere in a Kasbah in Marocco.</p>
<p>Dubai Marina, UAE</p>
<p>Venice 2020 (during Lockdown), Italy.</p>
<p>Abandoned music club in East Amman, Jordan.</p>
<p>Auberge Kasbah Meteorites, Marocco.</p>
<p>Jebel Kawr, Oman.</p>
<p>Teufelsbrücke, Andermatt, Switzerland.</p>
<p>At the DMZ Information (a.k.a. propaganda) Center, D.P.R.K.</p>
<p>Container Terminal Hamburg, Germany.</p>
<p>Murmansk, Russia.</p>
<p>Milano, Italy.</p>
<p>Seoul Incheon Airport, South Korea.</p>
<p>Grand Central Station, NYC in 2002.<br />Good old analog times with my Canon EOS 50E.</p>
<p>Chewton Glen, New Milton, UK.</p>
<p>The Pantheon, Rome, Italy.</p>
<p>Juist, Germany.</p>
<p>Istanbul is still growing. Yakuplu, Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>Offenbach(Main) Kaiserlei, Germany.</p>
<p>Venice 2020 (during Lockdown), Italy.</p>
<p>Rag shop in Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>One of several harbors. Yakuplu, Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>Abandoned villa in Accra, Ghana. </p>
<p>The great pyramids of Giza, Egypt.</p>
<p>A great place to sit, relax and watch people (and of course some art) – the British Museum, London, UK.</p>
<p>Kathmandu, Nepal.</p>
<p>Gansbaai, South Africa.</p>
<p>Accra, Ghana. </p>
<p>Staircase in an old Hamburg old town house. Hamburg, Germany. </p>
<p>The Piazza della Rotonda is located close to the Pantheon in<br />Rome, Italy.</p>
<p>Hamburg Airport, Germany.</p>
<p>The ghost village of Al Madam, Sharja, UAE.</p>
<p>Factory farming in Hong Kong.</p>
<p>Dubai, UAE.</p>
<p>Seoul, South Korea.</p>
<p>Abandoned music club in East Amman, Jordan.</p>
<p>Murmansk, Russia.</p>
<p>Fishmarket, Suhar, Oman.</p>
<p>Barcelona, Spain.</p>
<p>Paris, France.</p>
<p>Seoul, South Korea.</p>
<p>At the EXPO2020 (Nov 21) in Dubai, UAE.</p>
<p>Personal motivation.</p>
<p>Venice, Italy during lockdown 2020.</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>Back in the days in NYC in 2002.<br />Good old analog times with my Canon EOS 50E.</p>
<p>Venice 2020 (during Lockdown), Italy.</p>
<p>Snapshot Paris Nightlife, France.</p>
<p>Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>Ground Zero, NYC almost a year after 9/11. <br />Good old analog times with my Canon EOS 50E.</p>
<p>Prague, Czech Republic.</p>
<p>A great place to sit, relax and watch people (and of course some art) – the British Museum, London, UK.</p>
<p>Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.</p>
<p>Rag shop in Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>Venice 2020 (during Lockdown), Italy.</p>
<p>Moscow metro in 2005, Moscow, Russia.</p>
<p>The Pantheon, Rome, Italy.</p>
<p>Nizza, France.</p>
<p>At the great pyramids of Giza, Egypt.</p>
<p>Casino, Monte Carlo, Monaco.</p>
<p>Unfortunately, not everyone sees the uniqueness of the last remaining wonder of the world. At the Great Pyramids in Giza, Egypt.</p>
<p>Nkawkaw, Ghana. </p>
<p>The Grossmünster, Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Abandoned Hotel in Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>Seoul, South Korea.</p>
<p>Hohoe, Voltaregion, Ghana.</p>
<p>Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>Abandoned Theme Park, Muscat, Oman.</p>
<p>Workshop Seoul, South Korea.</p>
<p>On the way to Nizwa, Oman.</p>
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