A well-trained eye for over 30 years.


When I got old, and for me now brand-new, 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, that 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 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>A brown snake at Litchfield NP, Australia. </p>
<p>Caumasee, Flims, Switzerland.</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>Autumn in the Black Forest near Freiburg, the city where I grew up.<br />Freiburg, Germany.  </p>
<p>Hallgrímskirkja, Hallgrim's church, Reykjavik, Iceland.</p>
<p>Murmansk, Russia.</p>
<p>The Saint Petersburg Mosque is the largest in Europe outside Turkey. St. Peterburg, Russia.</p>
<p>The Goalie, Kumasi, Ghana. </p>
<p>Murmansk, Russia.</p>
<p>Seoul, South Korea.</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 my Leica or the M50 and - depending on the location - the DJI Mavic Pro 2 drone. The big toys (Canon EOS 5D Mark III + lenses) I only take along on explicit journeys.

Cam-Bodies:

  • Canon M50
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • DJI Mavic Pro2 + DJI Smart Controller
  • DJI Osmo Pocket 60p, 4K
  • Leica X2


Lenses:

  • Canon EF-M 15-45mm
  • 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 developing, several lightboxes, and flashlights, or further filters and converters.

<p>Kakum-NP, Ghana. </p>
<p>Litchfield NP, Australia. </p>
<p>A sheep on the soccer field while playing a serious match. <br />A fully normal thing in Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>Offenbach(Main) Kaiserlei, Germany.</p>
<p>Metallica – what a massive show. Letzigrund 2019, Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>A Secretarybird at the Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Container Terminal Hamburg, Germany.</p>
<p>Tällistock, 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>Teufelsbrücke, Andermatt, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>The Piazza della Rotonda is located close to the Pantheon in<br />Rome, Italy.</p>
<p>Hohoe, Voltaregion, Ghana.</p>
<p>Niyama, Maldives.</p>
<p>Niyama, Maldives.</p>
<p>Walvis Bay, Namibia.</p>
<p>Pyongyang, D.P.R.K.</p>
<p>Sardinia, Italy.</p>
<p>Langtang NP, Nepal.</p>
<p>Abandoned Hotel in Athens, Greece.</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>Togbe Cephas Kosi Bansah, King of Hohoe Gbi Traditional Ghana. In 2010 I had the opportunity to visit his Ewe tribe in the Volta Region for the first time. Here he is with his insignia and his official robe (Kente).</p>
<p>Flumserberg, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Barcelona, Spain.</p>
<p>Niyama Private Islands, Maldives</p>
<p>A seductive offer at the roadside somewhere in Ghana.</p>
<p>Kaesŏng, D.P.R.K.</p>
<p>Istanbul is still growing. Yakuplu, Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>Coober Pedy, Australia. </p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Factory farming in Hong Kong.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>The Sahara Desert at the border region of Algeria and Marocco.</p>
<p>Coober Pedy, Australia. </p>
<p>At the Olifantsbad waterhole at Etosha NP, Namibia.</p>
<p>Metallica – what a massive show. Letzigrund 2019, Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>A small boy selling boiled eggs at a dancing festival in Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>Snapshot of a yellow-billed hornbill (Toko) at Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Niyama Private Islands, Maldives.</p>
<p>Nkawkaw, Ghana. </p>
<p>Barcelona, Spain.</p>
<p>The squad arrives at the Olifantsbad waterhole at Etosha NP, Namibia.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>The Kraftwerk Berlin is home to a popular club - the Tresor.<br />Berlin, Germany.</p>
<p>View from the Siegessäule to the Tiergarten and the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany. </p>
<p>Seoul, South Korea.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Opal mining in Coober Pedy, Australia. </p>
<p>White Turf, St. Moritz, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Zurich during Corona lockdown, 2020. Switzerland</p>
<p>Pyongyang, D.P.R.K.</p>
<p>Berlin, Karl-Marx Allee, Germany.</p>
<p>Off-road is always big fun, like in the Wadi Rum, Jordan.</p>
<p>Simon's Town, South Africa.</p>
<p>Kathmandu, Nepal.</p>
<p>Erongo NP, Namibia.</p>
<p>Young girls discuss their pictures taken in traditional Korean robes in front of Changdeokgung Palace, Seoul, South Korea.</p>
<p>Accra, Ghana. </p>
<p>A zebra with her calf at the Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Savety first in Kathmandu, Nepal.</p>
<p>A sad story: the Freiburg `Herbstmess` during the Corona Pandemic. 2020.<br />Freiburg, Germany.</p>
<p>A curious Rock Hyrax at Erongo NP, Namibia.</p>
<p>Rainforest evening mood somewhere in the Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>The panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) is a species of chameleon found in the eastern and northern parts of Madagascar.</p>
<p>Kyanjin Ri, Langtang, Nepal</p>
<p>St. Gotthard, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Protea sometimes also called sugarbushes, South Africa.</p>
<p>Dhunche, Nepal.</p>
<p>Zelyonyi Bor, Kazakhstan.</p>
<p>Rhône Glacier, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Etosha NP, Namibia.</p>
<p>Evening mood in the Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>One of several harbors. Yakuplu, Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>Redback spider also known as the Australian black widow is one of the highly venomous spiders in the world.<br />Sydney, Australia.</p>
<p>Factory farming in Hong Kong.</p>
<p>One of the most beautiful birds on earth, a lilac-breasted roller at the Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Kyanjin Gompa, Langtang, Nepal</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>Schloss Schönbrunn, Vienna, Austria.</p>
<p>Scala dei Turchi, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy.</p>
<p>CaixaForum Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>The Stoupa, Boudhanath, Kathmandu, Nepal.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Tremola, St. Gotthard, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Ephesos, Turkey.</p>
<p>It has not yet been finally discussed whether my dear wife took this picture with my camera, or I... therefore, in case of doubt (and for my own safety): Picture Credits to Seda Sirin and myself.<br />Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>First snow in Zurich in 2018, Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Bethlehem, Palestinian West Bank.</p>
<p>Pre-Corona: Metallica – what a massive show. Letzigrund 2019, Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Şile, Turkey.</p>
<p>St. George's Chapel (Berschis), Walenstadt, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Oryx at Damaraland, Namibia.</p>
<p>Staircase in an old Hamburg old town house. Hamburg, Germany. </p>
<p>Abandoned villa in Accra, Ghana. </p>
<p>In 2013, as co-founder, I was able to bring L`Arbre Switzerland AG on the road. <br />The company was basically focused on the development, production, and of course, the sales of exclusive accessories, such as the L`Arbre d`Or, a – in a special electroplating process – gold-plated bonsai.<br />If you are interested in the product,... please, let me know.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Where the Namib hits the Atlantic Ocean, Namibia.</p>
<p>Bláa Lónið, Iceland</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Jebel Kawr, Oman.</p>
<p>Encounters at the Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Me at the exhibition of Ólafur Elíasson at the Kunsthalle Zürich, 2020, Switzerland.</p>
<p>The panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) is a species of chameleon found in the eastern and northern parts of Madagascar.</p>
<p>Fooling around with some kids in Hohoe, Ghana.<br />Picture: Mirka Laura Severa </p>
<p>Art installation from Ólafur Elíasson at the Kunsthalle Zürich, 2020, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Leaning Tower of Pisa, Tuscany, Italy.</p>
<p>Colorful and beautiful traditional garments Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>Litchfield NP, Australia. </p>
<p>3:55 am at Langtang valley, Nepal.</p>
<p>Boulders Beach Penguin Colony (Simon's Town), South Africa.</p>
<p>Chäserugg, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Marina di Pisa. Tuscany, Italy.</p>
<p>Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>Caumasee, Flims, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the South Atlantic Ocean.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Pogona (aka. bearded dragon), Australia.</p>
<p>Autumn in the Black Forest near Freiburg, the city where I grew up.<br />Freiburg, Germany.  </p>
<p>Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Fishmarket, Suhar, Oman.</p>
<p>Me in my hotel room in  Pyongyang, 2019, D.P.R.K.</p>
<p>The two stooges at the Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Niyama, Maldives.</p>
<p>Venice during Corona Lockdown 2020, Italy.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Woomera, Australia.</p>
<p>Kids in Accra, Ghana. </p>
<p>The awesome blossom of Glyzine or Wisterie in Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Colorful and beautiful traditional garments Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>Rostock Ritz Desert Lodge at Namib-Naukluft NP, Namibia.</p>
<p>Istanbul is still growing. Yakuplu, Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Pelican at Walvis Bay, Namibia.</p>
<p>The coastline at the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Magnolias in Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Old harbor crane in the Hafenmuseum Hamburg, Germany.</p>
<p>Serious soccer game in Hohoe, Voltaregion, Ghana. </p>
<p>Litchfield NP, Australia. </p>
<p>Niyama, Maldives.</p>
<p>Tällistock, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Women always doing tough jobs without complaining. <br />Also here: Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>Campsite at Damaraland, Namibia.</p>
<p>Litchfield NP, Australia. </p>
<p>Abandoned music club in East Amman, Jordan.</p>
<p>Coober Pedi, Australia.</p>
<p>Snapshot of my mother during a Don Giovanni performance at the Vienna State Opera, October 2017, Vienna, Austria. </p>
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