A well-trained eye for over 30 years.


I was about 11 years old when I got a used 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, 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>Prague, Czech Republic, 2019.</p>
<p>The Grossmünster, Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Kyanjing Gompa, Nepal.</p>
<p>Fans cheering for their club, Real Madrid at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>Unfortunately, the migratory patterns of the storks have changed. This picture was taken in February. </p>
<p>Kathmandu, Nepal.</p>
<p>Venice 2020 (during Lockdown), Italy.</p>
<p>London, UK.</p>
<p>Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany.</p>
<p>Kumasi Market, Ghana. </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>Abandoned parking lot in Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>Rag shop in Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>Madrid, Spain.</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>Back in the days in NYC in 2002.<br />Good old analog times with my Canon EOS 50E.</p>
<p>Murmansk, Russia.</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>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>The Pantheon, Rome, Italy.</p>
<p>„Palacio de Cristal“ in Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>Wadi Rum, Jordan.</p>
<p>Arosa, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Neuschwanstein Castle with Königssee, Germany.</p>
<p>The lions square in Ramallah, Palestinian West Bank.</p>
<p>CaixaForum Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>London, UK.</p>
<p>Prague, Czech Republic.</p>
<p>Allotment garden colony. Zurich, Switzerland. </p>
<p>CaixaForum Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.</p>
<p>Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>A great place to sit, relax and watch people (and of course some art) – the British Museum, London, UK.</p>
<p>Moscow metro in 2005, Moscow, Russia.</p>
<p>Seoul, South Korea.</p>
<p>The Pantheon, Rome, Italy.</p>
<p>„Palacio de Cristal“ in Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>Wadi Rum, Jordan.</p>
<p>Paris, France.</p>
<p>A selfie shadow snapshot in the office, 2020</p>
<p>Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>St. Gotthard, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Boulders Beach Penguin Colony (Simon's Town), South Africa.</p>
<p>Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>Waldhessen, Germany.</p>
<p>Niyama, Maldives.</p>
<p>Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.</p>
<p>„Palacio de Cristal“ in Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>Rag shop in Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>Volcano Mount Etna, Sicily, Italy.</p>
<p>Volcano Mount Etna, Sicily, Italy.</p>
<p>Workshop Seoul, South Korea.</p>
<p>Moscow metro in 2005, Moscow, Russia.</p>
<p>Kids are always posing when seeing a camera. So great.<br />Accra, Ghana. </p>
<p>Venice 2020 (during Lockdown), Italy.</p>
<p>Langtang, Nepal</p>
<p>The wall on the way to Bethlehem, Palestinian West Bank.</p>
<p>Casino, Monte Carlo, Monaco.</p>
<p>Venice 2020 (during Lockdown), Italy.</p>
<p>The three stooges of the Swiss alps.</p>
<p>Venice 2020 (during Lockdown), Italy.</p>
<p>St. Gotthard pass, 2106 m, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Mölltaler Gletscher, Kärnten, Austria.</p>
<p>Dubai, UAE.</p>
<p>Venice 2020 (during Lockdown), Italy.</p>
<p>The old Jewish cemetery, Prague, Czech Republic.</p>
On the way to Ouarzazate crossing the Atlas Mountains, Morocco.
Adalaide, Australia
<p>The Kunsthaus Zürich with the new annex by David Chipperfield, which will be officially opened next year, 2021.</p>
<p>Venice 2020 (during Lockdown), Italy.</p>
<p>Personal motivation.</p>
<p>Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.</p>
<p>Sicily, Italy.<br />@Zash Boutique Hotel Sicily.</p>
<p>New Forest National Park, Southampton, UK</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>Venice during Corona Lockdown 2020, Italy.</p>
<p>On the way to Nizwa, Oman.</p>
<p>Pre-Corona: Metallica – what a massive show. Letzigrund 2019, Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Grand Central Station, NYC in 2002.<br />Good old analog times with my Canon EOS 50E.</p>
<p>Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>Venice 2020 (during Lockdown), Italy.</p>
<p>Gullfoss waterfall, located in the canyon of the Hvítá river in southwest Iceland.</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> Cristo Redentor 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>I´m such a fan of London, UK. It´s always a pleasure stoping by. </p>
<p>Hamburg Airport, Germany.</p>
<p>Venice during Corona Lockdown 2020, Italy.</p>
<p>A cemetery in Likpe Bakwa, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>Yakuplu, Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>Abandoned Theme Park, Muscat, Oman.</p>
<p>Nizza, France.</p>
<p>Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>At the DMZ Information (a.k.a. propaganda) Center, D.P.R.K.</p>
<p>Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.</p>
<p>Kyanjing Gompa, Langtang, Nepal</p>
<p>The other way round. <br />Lüneburg, Germany.</p>
<p>Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>Masada at the dead sea, Israel.</p>
<p>Giardino Garibaldi Palermo, Sicily, Italy.</p>
<p>Abandoned stadium in Šiauliai, Lithuania.</p>
<p>Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.</p>
<p>Snapshot Paris Nightlife, France.</p>
<p>Venice 2020 (during Lockdown), Italy.</p>
<p>I´m such a fan of London, UK. It´s always a pleasure stoping by. </p>
<p>Streetlife, Seoul, South Korea.</p>
<p>Sicily, 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>Kathmandu, Nepal.</p>
<p>Seoul Incheon Airport, South Korea.</p>
<p>A great place to sit, relax and watch people (and of course some art) – the British Museum, London, UK.</p>
<p>Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.</p>
<p>Abandoned music club in East Amman, Jordan.</p>
<p>Moscow metro in 2005, Moscow, Russia.</p>
<p>The famous Al-Khazneh temple in Petra, Jordan.</p>
<p>Rainforest nearby Hohoe, Volta Region Ghana.</p>
<p>Zurich Seeufer in winter. Switzerland.</p>
<p>Fans cheering for their club, Real Madrid at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>Milano, Italy.</p>
<p>Big brother is watching you. <br />Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Arosa, Switzerland.</p>
<p>A short stopover in a random village on the way to Accra, Ghana.</p>
<p>The Maracana in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.</p>
<p>Berlin Treptow, Germany.</p>
<p>Venice 2020 (during Lockdown), Italy.</p>
<p>Communication is key. Wadi Rum, Jordan.</p>
<p>The ancient entrance door of the Çırağan Palace, Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>Abu Dhabi, UAE.</p>
<p>Early bird Copacabana snapshot, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.</p>
<p>Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>A messy´s storage in Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>Beckham in Murmansk, Russia.</p>
<p>Litchfield NP, Australia. </p>
<p>Dubai, UAE.</p>
<p>Please, write me a postcard. :)<br />Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>City-Center of Muscat, Oman.</p>
<p>Dubai, UAE.</p>
<p>The place, where I grew up. Freiburg, Germany.</p>
<p>Sossusvlei, Namibia.</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>Grumpy dude, Australia.</p>
<p>The Bosphorus Bridge of Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>Venice 2020 (during Lockdown), Italy.</p>
<p>Chewton Glen, New Milton, UK.</p>
<p>Somewhere in Marocco. At some time in the year 2002.</p>
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