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>The highest mountain in eastern Switzerland, the Säntis, even if only 2502m high, but with an exceptional view of the surrounding Alps. </p>
<p>Somewhere in a Kasbah in Marocco.</p>
<p>Niyama, Maldives.</p>
<p>Thousands of white small jellyfish in Bosporus, Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>The European lynx.</p>
<p>Young girls discuss their pictures taken in traditional Korean robes in front of Changdeokgung Palace, Seoul, South Korea.</p>
<p>Kyanjin Gompa, Langtang, Nepal</p>
<p>Pre-Corona: Metallica – what a massive show. Letzigrund 2019, Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>A zebra with her calf at the Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Fooling around with some kids in Hohoe, Ghana.<br />Picture: Mirka Laura Severa </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>The panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) is a species of chameleon found in the eastern and northern parts of Madagascar.</p>
<p>The squad arrives at the Olifantsbad waterhole at Etosha NP, Namibia.</p>
<p>Abandoned Hotel in Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>Campsite at Damaraland, Namibia.</p>
<p>Sirius - the brightest star in our solar system shines above the Swiss Alps. The clear starry sky allows the beautiful scene of light and shadow on the mountain peaks. Arosa, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Maybe I exaggerated a bit with the pink slider in Lightroom... Pretty nice here in Zurich/Bertastrasse.</p>
<p>Juist, Germany.</p>
<p>Caumasee, Flims, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Rostock Ritz Desert Lodge at Namib-Naukluft NP, Namibia.</p>
<p>The panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) is a species of chameleon found in the eastern and northern parts of Madagascar.</p>
<p>Niyama Private Islands, The Maldives.</p>
<p>Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>Langtang NP, Nepal.</p>
<p>Venice during Corona Lockdown 2020, Italy.</p>
<p>One of the most beautiful birds on earth, a lilac-breasted roller at the Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Niyama, Maldives.</p>
<p>Kingfisher, Switzerland, 2021</p>
<p>Murmansk, Russia.</p>
<p>Niyama Private Islands, Maldives.</p>
<p>A sad story: the Freiburg `Herbstmess` during the Corona Pandemic. 2020.<br />Freiburg, Germany.</p>
<p>Pogona (aka. bearded dragon), Australia.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the South Atlantic Ocean.</p>
<p>Pyongyang, D.P.R.K.</p>
<p>White Turf, St. Moritz, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Etosha NP, Namibia.</p>
<p>Savety first in Kathmandu, Nepal.</p>
<p>Snapshot of my mother during a Don Giovanni performance at the Vienna State Opera, October 2017, Vienna, Austria. </p>
<p>Atlas Mountains, Marocco.</p>
<p>Leaning Tower of Pisa, Tuscany, Italy.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Şile, Turkey.</p>
<p>View from the Siegessäule to the Tiergarten and the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany. </p>
<p>CaixaForum Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>Coober Pedy, Australia. </p>
<p>Pyongyang, D.P.R.K.</p>
<p>Simon's Town, South Africa.</p>
<p>Niyama, Maldives.</p>
<p>Fullmoon shooting in Arosa, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Art installation from Ólafur Elíasson at the Kunsthalle Zürich, 2020, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Metallica – what a massive show. Letzigrund 2019, Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Red Kite, Switzerland.</p>
<p>The Saint Petersburg Mosque is the largest in Europe outside Turkey. St. Peterburg, Russia.</p>
<p>The Sahara Desert at the border region of Algeria and Marocco.</p>
<p>Litchfield NP, Australia. </p>
<p>A chaffinch at lunch. Switzerland.</p>
<p>Bethlehem, Palestinian West Bank.</p>
<p>Where the Namib hits the Atlantic Ocean, Namibia.</p>
<p>Seebrücke/Limmat during Corona lockdown, Zurich, Switzerland. </p>
<p>Kakum-NP, Ghana. </p>
<p>Flumserberg, Switzerland.</p>
<p>First snow in Zurich in 2018, Zurich, Switzerland.</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>Venice, Italy during lockdown 2020.</p>
<p>Abandoned music club in East Amman, Jordan.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Offenbach(Main) Kaiserlei, Germany.</p>
<p>Kyanjin Ri, Langtang, Nepal</p>
<p>Staircase in an old Hamburg old town house. Hamburg, Germany. </p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Coober Pedy, Australia. </p>
<p>Kids in Accra, Ghana. </p>
<p>Kingfisher, Switzerland, 2021.</p>
<p>The awesome blossom of Glyzine or Wisterie in Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Seoul, South Korea.</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>Chäserugg, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Litchfield NP, Australia. </p>
<p>The two stooges at the Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Teufelsbrücke, Andermatt, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Hohoe, Voltaregion, Ghana.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Zelyonyi Bor, Kazakhstan.</p>
<p>Autumn in the Black Forest near Freiburg, the city where I grew up.<br />Freiburg, Germany.  </p>
<p>A Secretarybird at the Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Me, myself and I – under the surface.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Evening mood in the Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Rhône Glacier, Switzerland.</p>
<p>The lovely bright voice of the robin is a real sign of spring. </p>
<p>Kos, Greece</p>
<p>Colorful and beautiful traditional garments Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>St. George's Chapel (Berschis), Walenstadt, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Abandoned villa in Accra, Ghana. </p>
<p>Hallgrímskirkja, Hallgrim's church, Reykjavik, Iceland.</p>
<p>The coastline at the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Kestrel in Switzerland</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>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Ortaköy Mosque Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>Niyama Private Islands, Maldives</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Boulders Beach Penguin Colony (Simon's Town), South Africa.</p>
<p>Seoul, South Korea.</p>
<p>Sardinia, Italy.</p>
<p>Encounters at the Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>The Stoupa, Boudhanath, Kathmandu, Nepal.</p>
<p>One of the big landmarks in Switzerland - the Landwasser Viaduct. <br />Graubünden, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Protea sometimes also called sugarbushes, South Africa.</p>
<p>Grindelwald, Switzerland</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>Jebel Kawr, Oman.</p>
<p>At the Olifantsbad waterhole at Etosha NP, Namibia.</p>
<p>Factory farming in Hong Kong.</p>
<p>A brown snake at Litchfield NP, Australia. </p>
<p>Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>Rainforest evening mood somewhere in the Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>Magnolias in Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Woomera, Australia.</p>
<p>Serious soccer game in Hohoe, Voltaregion, Ghana. </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>Auberge Kasbah Meteorites, Marocco.</p>
<p>Erongo NP, Namibia.</p>
<p>Accra, Ghana. </p>
<p>Container Terminal Hamburg, Germany.</p>
<p>Me at the exhibition of Ólafur Elíasson at the Kunsthalle Zürich, 2020, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Colori di Venezia, Italia.</p>
<p>Wrocław (Breslau), Polska.</p>
<p>Istanbul is still growing. Yakuplu, Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>Marina di Pisa. Tuscany, Italy.</p>
<p>Litchfield NP, Australia. </p>
<p>One of the big landmarks in Switzerland - the Landwasser Viaduct. <br />Graubünden, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Bláa Lónið, Iceland</p>
<p>Factory farming in Hong Kong.</p>
<p>A small boy selling boiled eggs at a dancing festival in Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>Niyama, Maldives.</p>
<p>The Piazza della Rotonda is located close to the Pantheon in<br />Rome, Italy.</p>
<p>Old harbor crane in the Hafenmuseum Hamburg, Germany.</p>
<p>Women always doing tough jobs without complaining. <br />Also here: Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>A red kite is circling over our house in Zurich. As a notoriously impatient person, I am then grateful to be able to have a home office right now.</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>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>Himalayan vulture (Gyps himalayensis) or Himalayan griffon vulture.</p>
<p>Autumn in the Black Forest near Freiburg, the city where I grew up.<br />Freiburg, Germany.  </p>
<p>Pelican at Walvis Bay, Namibia.</p>
<p>Zurich during Corona lockdown, 2020. Switzerland</p>
<p>Kathmandu, Nepal.</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>Red Kite, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Tremola, St. Gotthard, Switzerland.</p>
<p>A curious Rock Hyrax at Erongo NP, Namibia.</p>
<p>Walvis Bay, Namibia.</p>
<p>3:55 am at Langtang valley, Nepal.</p>
<p>Ephesos, Turkey.</p>
<p>A seductive offer at the roadside somewhere in Ghana.</p>
<p>Scala dei Turchi, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy.</p>
<p>Berlin, Karl-Marx Allee, Germany.</p>
<p>Dhunche, Nepal.</p>
<p>Murmansk, Russia.</p>
<p>Tällistock, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Coober Pedi, Australia.</p>
<p>Off-road is always big fun, like in the Wadi Rum, Jordan.</p>
<p>Switzerland in winter.<br />Elgg, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Kaesŏng, D.P.R.K.</p>
<p>The Goalie, Kumasi, Ghana. </p>
<p>Colorful and beautiful traditional garments Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>Istanbul is still growing. Yakuplu, Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>Himalayan vulture (Gyps himalayensis) or Himalayan griffon vulture.</p>
<p>Full spring time. Our neighbor's magnolia tree in front of his somewhat difficult (#notaste) wall color, makes the flowers really shine even brighter.</p>
<p>Litchfield NP, Australia. </p>
<p>Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Barcelona, Spain.</p>
<p>Nkawkaw, Ghana. </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>Schloss Schönbrunn, Vienna, Austria.</p>
<p>Tällistock, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Barcelona, Spain.</p>
<p>Snapshot of a yellow-billed hornbill (Toko) at Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Fishmarket, Suhar, Oman.</p>
<p>Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Metallica – what a massive show. Letzigrund 2019, Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Me in my hotel room in  Pyongyang, 2019, D.P.R.K.</p>
<p>Oryx at Damaraland, Namibia.</p>
<p>Caumasee, Flims, Switzerland.</p>
<p>One of several harbors. Yakuplu, Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>The Kraftwerk Berlin is home to a popular club - the Tresor.<br />Berlin, Germany.</p>
<p>St. Gotthard, Switzerland.</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>Opal mining in Coober Pedy, Australia. </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>Not a shooting star but just as rare to see in the sky at the moment: an airplane. Arosa, Switzerland.</p>
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