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 lions square in Ramallah, Palestinian West Bank.</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>Paris, France.</p>
<p>Kumasi Market, Ghana. </p>
<p>Prague, Czech Republic.</p>
<p>St. Gotthard pass, 2106 m, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Abu Dhabi, UAE.</p>
<p>Abandoned parking lot in Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>Moscow metro in 2005, Moscow, Russia.</p>
<p>London, UK.</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>Sossusvlei, Namibia.</p>
<p>Please, write me a postcard. :)<br />Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>Allotment garden colony. Zurich, Switzerland. </p>
<p>Kathmandu, Nepal.</p>
<p>The Grossmünster, Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>London, UK.</p>
<p>The Pantheon, Rome, Italy.</p>
<p>Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </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>Ground Zero, NYC almost a year after 9/11. <br />Good old analog times with my Canon EOS 50E.</p>
<p>Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>At the EXPO2020 (Nov 21) in Dubai, UAE.</p>
<p>The three stooges of the Swiss alps.</p>
<p>Wadi Rum, Jordan.</p>
<p>Yakuplu, Istanbul, Turkey.</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>I´m such a fan of London, UK. It´s always a pleasure stoping by. </p>
<p>Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>The Siberian tiger or Amur tiger is native to the Russian Far East, Northeast China, and possibly North Korea.</p>
<p> Cristo Redentor Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.</p>
<p>Moscow metro in 2005, Moscow, Russia.</p>
<p>Venice 2020 (during Lockdown), Italy.</p>
<p>Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.</p>
<p>Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>Mölltaler Gletscher, Kärnten, Austria.</p>
<p>Somewhere in Marocco. At some time in the year 2002.</p>
<p>Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.</p>
<p>Early bird Copacabana snapshot, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.</p>
<p>Nizza, France.</p>
<p>Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>Chewton Glen, New Milton, UK.</p>
<p>Dubai, UAE.</p>
<p>I´m such a fan of London, UK. It´s always a pleasure stoping by. </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>Rainforest nearby Hohoe, Volta Region Ghana.</p>
<p>Sicily, Italy.</p>
<p>Dubai, UAE.</p>
<p>Venice 2020 (during Lockdown), Italy.</p>
<p>Venice 2020 (during Lockdown), Italy.</p>
<p>Murmansk, Russia.</p>
<p>Neuschwanstein Castle with Königssee, Germany.</p>
<p>Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany.</p>
<p>CaixaForum Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>Big brother is watching you. <br />Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Moscow metro in 2005, Moscow, Russia.</p>
<p>The old Jewish cemetery, Prague, Czech Republic.</p>
<p>Feathers of a white peacock.</p>
<p>Berlin Treptow, Germany.</p>
<p>Abandoned music club in East Amman, Jordan.</p>
<p>Niyama, Maldives.</p>
<p>„Palacio de Cristal“ in Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>Arosa, Switzerland.</p>
<p>„Palacio de Cristal“ in Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>A great place to sit, relax and watch people (and of course some art) – the British Museum, London, UK.</p>
<p>Venice 2020 (during Lockdown), Italy.</p>
<p>Wadi Rum, Jordan.</p>
<p>Prague, Czech Republic, 2019.</p>
<p>Masada at the dead sea, Israel.</p>
<p>Venice 2020 (during Lockdown), Italy.</p>
<p>Streetlife, Seoul, South Korea.</p>
<p>Giardino Garibaldi Palermo, Sicily, Italy.</p>
<p>A short stopover in a random village on the way to Accra, Ghana.</p>
<p>Fans cheering for their club, Real Madrid at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>Venice 2020 (during Lockdown), Italy.</p>
<p>Kids are always posing when seeing a camera. So great.<br />Accra, Ghana. </p>
<p>Kathmandu, Nepal.</p>
<p>The ancient entrance door of the Çırağan Palace, Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>Gullfoss waterfall, located in the canyon of the Hvítá river in southwest Iceland.</p>
<p>Langtang, Nepal</p>
<p>Arosa/Lenzerheide, Switzerland.</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>Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>Boulders Beach Penguin Colony (Simon's Town), South Africa.</p>
<p>Casino, Monte Carlo, Monaco.</p>
<p>Grumpy dude, Australia.</p>
<p>Workshop Seoul, South Korea.</p>
<p>Unfortunately, the migratory patterns of the storks have changed. This picture was taken in February. </p>
<p>Seoul, South Korea.</p>
<p>A messy´s storage in Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>At the EXPO2020 (Nov 21) in Dubai, UAE.</p>
<p>Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.</p>
<p>Beckham in Murmansk, Russia.</p>
<p>Milano, Italy.</p>
<p>The Kunsthaus Zürich with the new annex by David Chipperfield, which will be officially opened next year, 2021.</p>
<p>Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.</p>
<p>The Maracana in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.</p>
<p>Volcano Mount Etna, Sicily, Italy.</p>
<p>Arosa, Switzerland.</p>
<p>At the EXPO2020 (Nov 21) in Dubai, UAE.</p>
<p>The Bosphorus Bridge of Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>The wall on the way to Bethlehem, Palestinian West Bank.</p>
<p>Communication is key. Wadi Rum, Jordan.</p>
<p>Seoul Incheon Airport, South Korea.</p>
<p>CaixaForum Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>Volcano Mount Etna, Sicily, Italy.</p>
<p>Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>Fans cheering for their club, Real Madrid at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>Venice during Corona Lockdown 2020, Italy.</p>
<p>Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.</p>
<p>Abandoned stadium in Šiauliai, Lithuania.</p>
<p>The place, where I grew up. Freiburg, Germany.</p>
<p>Venice 2020 (during Lockdown), Italy.</p>
<p>Rag shop in Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>The coastline at Barton on Sea, UK.</p>
<p>The famous Al-Khazneh temple in Petra, Jordan.</p>
<p>The other way round. <br />Lüneburg, Germany.</p>
<p>View from the top of the Rigi, Switzerland.</p>
<p>The Pantheon, Rome, Italy.</p>
<p>A selfie shadow snapshot in the office, 2020</p>
<p>Venice 2020 (during Lockdown), Italy.</p>
<p>Dubai, UAE.</p>
<p>St. Gotthard, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Kyanjing Gompa, Nepal.</p>
<p>Personal motivation.</p>
<p>Back in the days in NYC in 2002.<br />Good old analog times with my Canon EOS 50E.</p>
<p>City-Center of Muscat, Oman.</p>
<p>Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.</p>
<p>Litchfield NP, Australia. </p>
<p>Venice 2020 (during Lockdown), Italy.</p>
<p>On the way to Nizwa, Oman.</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>A cemetery in Likpe Bakwa, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>Abandoned Theme Park, Muscat, Oman.</p>
<p>„Palacio de Cristal“ in Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>Sicily, Italy.<br />@Zash Boutique Hotel Sicily.</p>
<p>Venice 2020 (during Lockdown), Italy.</p>
<p>New Forest National Park, Southampton, UK</p>
<p>At the DMZ Information (a.k.a. propaganda) Center, D.P.R.K.</p>
<p>Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>Venice during Corona Lockdown 2020, Italy.</p>
<p>Rag shop in Athens, Greece.</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>Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
On the way to Ouarzazate crossing the Atlas Mountains, Morocco.
<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>Kyanjing Gompa, Langtang, Nepal</p>
<p>Snapshot Paris Nightlife, France.</p>
Adalaide, Australia
<p>A great place to sit, relax and watch people (and of course some art) – the British Museum, London, UK.</p>
<p>Waldhessen, Germany.</p>
<p>Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>Zurich Seeufer in winter. Switzerland.</p>
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