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>Pelican at Walvis Bay, Namibia.</p>
<p>Himalayan vulture (Gyps himalayensis) or Himalayan griffon vulture.</p>
<p>Red Kite, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Fishmarket, Suhar, Oman.</p>
<p>Coober Pedy, Australia. </p>
<p>Campsite at Damaraland, Namibia.</p>
<p>The squad arrives at the Olifantsbad waterhole at Etosha NP, Namibia.</p>
<p>Teufelsbrücke, Andermatt, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Dhunche, Nepal.</p>
<p>Langtang NP, Nepal.</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>View from the Siegessäule to the Tiergarten and the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany. </p>
<p>Tällistock, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Off-road is always big fun, like in the Wadi Rum, Jordan.</p>
<p>Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>St. George's Chapel (Berschis), Walenstadt, Switzerland.</p>
<p>The ghost village of Al Madam, Sharja, UAE.</p>
<p>Young girls discuss their pictures taken in traditional Korean robes in front of Changdeokgung Palace, Seoul, South Korea.</p>
<p>Rhône Glacier, 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>The Saint Petersburg Mosque is the largest in Europe outside Turkey. St. Peterburg, Russia.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Pyongyang, D.P.R.K.</p>
<p>The villas of Nad Al Sheba in Dubai, UAE.</p>
<p>Dubai Marina, UAE</p>
<p>Niyama, Maldives.</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>3:55 am at Langtang valley, Nepal.</p>
<p>Women always doing tough jobs without complaining. <br />Also here: Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>The lovely bright voice of the robin is a real sign of spring. </p>
<p>Magnolias in Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Litchfield NP, Australia. </p>
<p>Where the Namib hits the Atlantic Ocean, Namibia.</p>
<p>05:32 at Kenton-on-Sea, South Africa.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Snapshot of my mother during a Don Giovanni performance at the Vienna State Opera, October 2017, Vienna, Austria. </p>
<p>The Goalie, Kumasi, Ghana. </p>
<p>The great pyramids of Giza, Egypt.</p>
<p>Zurich during Corona lockdown, 2020. 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>Nkawkaw, Ghana. </p>
<p>The desert takes back the city of Dubai, UAE.</p>
<p>Marina di Pisa. Tuscany, Italy.</p>
<p>Şile, Turkey.</p>
<p>Roundabout in Dubai, UAE</p>
<p>Flumserberg, Switzerland.</p>
<p>One of the most beautiful birds on earth, a lilac-breasted roller at the Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Woomera, Australia.</p>
<p>Boulders Beach Penguin Colony (Simon's Town), South Africa.</p>
<p>The Kraftwerk Berlin is home to a popular club - the Tresor.<br />Berlin, Germany.</p>
<p>Me, myself and I – under the surface.</p>
<p>Container Terminal Hamburg, Germany.</p>
<p>Thousands of white small jellyfish in Bosporus, Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>Rostock Ritz Desert Lodge at Namib-Naukluft NP, Namibia.</p>
<p>Staircase in an old Hamburg old town house. Hamburg, Germany. </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>Atlas Mountains, Marocco.</p>
<p>Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>Litchfield NP, Australia. </p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>One of several harbors. Yakuplu, Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>Metallica – what a massive show. Letzigrund 2019, Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>White Turf, St. Moritz, Switzerland.</p>
<p>The villas of Nad Al Sheba in Dubai, UAE</p>
<p>Abandoned music club in East Amman, Jordan.</p>
<p>Me in my hotel room in  Pyongyang, 2019, D.P.R.K.</p>
<p>Kos, Greece</p>
<p>Kids in Accra, Ghana. </p>
<p>Walvis Bay, Namibia.</p>
<p>The ghost village of Al Madam, Sharja, UAE.</p>
<p>The most southern point of Africa, Kap Agulhas, South Africa.</p>
<p>A Secretarybird at the Etosha National Park, Namibia.</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>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>The Stoupa, Boudhanath, Kathmandu, Nepal.</p>
<p>A weber bird building his nest, South Africa.</p>
<p>View on the top of the Cheops Pyramid in Giza, Egypt.</p>
<p>View from the top of the Rigi, Switzerland.</p>
<p>A Cheetah mother lets her cubs eat first after a successful hunt of an Impala, South Africa.</p>
<p>The panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) is a species of chameleon found in the eastern and northern parts of Madagascar.</p>
<p>Kyanjin Gompa, Langtang, Nepal</p>
<p>Opal mining in Coober Pedy, Australia. </p>
<p>Autumn in the Black Forest near Freiburg, the city where I grew up.<br />Freiburg, Germany.  </p>
<p>Mirador Es Colomer in Mallorca, Spain.</p>
<p>Pre-Corona: Metallica – what a massive show. Letzigrund 2019, Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Caumasee, Flims, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Etosha NP, Namibia.</p>
<p>Bambi</p>
<p>Abandoned Hotel in Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>Seebrücke/Limmat during Corona lockdown, Zurich, Switzerland. </p>
<p>Kaesŏng, D.P.R.K.</p>
<p>At the EXPO2020 (Nov 21) the UK Pavilion in Dubai, UAE.</p>
<p>A curious Rock Hyrax at Erongo NP, Namibia.</p>
<p>CaixaForum Madrid, Spain.</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>Fullmoon shooting in Arosa, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Savety first in Kathmandu, Nepal.</p>
<p>Niyama Private Islands, Maldives.</p>
<p>Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>Colorful and beautiful traditional garments Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>Caumasee, Flims, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Auberge Kasbah Meteorites, Marocco.</p>
<p>Encounters at the Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Litchfield NP, Australia. </p>
<p>Kingfisher, Switzerland, 2021.</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>Switzerland in winter.<br />Elgg, Switzerland.</p>
<p>The ghost village of Al Madam, Sharja, UAE.</p>
<p>The ghost village of Al Madam, Sharja, UAE.</p>
<p>St. Gotthard, Switzerland.</p>
<p>The great pyramids of Giza, Egypt.</p>
<p>Mallorca, Spain.</p>
<p>Not a shooting star but just as rare to see in the sky at the moment: an airplane. Arosa, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Wrocław (Breslau), Polska.</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>Coober Pedy, Australia. </p>
<p>Kyanjin Ri, Langtang, Nepal</p>
<p>Kakum-NP, Ghana. </p>
<p>One of the big landmarks in Switzerland - the Landwasser Viaduct. <br />Graubünden, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Mirador Es Colomer in Mallorca, Spain.</p>
<p>A chaffinch at lunch. Switzerland.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</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>Hamburg Airport, Germany.</p>
<p>Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Pogona (aka. bearded dragon), Australia.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the South Atlantic Ocean.</p>
<p>A giraffe in the South African Savannah, South Africa.</p>
<p>Coober Pedi, Australia.</p>
<p>Niyama Private Islands, Maldives</p>
<p>Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>The ghost village of Al Madam, Sharja, UAE.</p>
<p>The awesome blossom of Glyzine or Wisterie in Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>At the Olifantsbad waterhole at Etosha NP, Namibia.</p>
<p>Ortaköy Mosque Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>Istanbul is still growing. Yakuplu, Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>Serious soccer game in Hohoe, Voltaregion, Ghana. </p>
<p>Cairo, Egypt. <br />At the Campus of the German University in Cairo</p>
<p>Grindelwald, Switzerland</p>
<p>Roundabout in Dubai, UAE </p>
<p>Evening mood in the Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Jebel Kawr, Oman.</p>
<p>The Sahara Desert at the border region of Algeria and Marocco.</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>Niyama, Maldives.</p>
<p>Colori di Venezia, Italia.</p>
<p>The Piazza della Rotonda is located close to the Pantheon in<br />Rome, Italy.</p>
<p>Me at the exhibition of Ólafur Elíasson at the Kunsthalle Zürich, 2020, 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>A sheep on the soccer field while playing a serious match. <br />A fully normal thing in Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>At the beach at Wilderness, South Africa.</p>
<p>Colorful and beautiful traditional garments Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>Berlin, Karl-Marx Allee, Germany.</p>
<p>Juist, Germany.</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>Bethlehem, Palestinian West Bank.</p>
<p>Niyama, Maldives.</p>
<p>Venice, Italy during lockdown 2020.</p>
<p>Barcelona, Spain.</p>
<p>Seoul, South Korea.</p>
<p>Kingfisher, Switzerland, 2021</p>
<p>Offenbach(Main) Kaiserlei, Germany.</p>
<p>Kestrel in Switzerland</p>
<p>The panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) is a species of chameleon found in the eastern and northern parts of Madagascar.</p>
<p>At the great pyramids of Giza, Egypt.</p>
<p>Tremola, St. Gotthard, Switzerland.</p>
<p>A sad story: the Freiburg `Herbstmess` during the Corona Pandemic. 2020.<br />Freiburg, Germany.</p>
<p>Cairo Downtown, Egypt.</p>
<p>Snapshot of a yellow-billed hornbill (Toko) at Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Protea sometimes also called sugarbushes, South Africa.</p>
<p>Accra, Ghana. </p>
<p>Scala dei Turchi, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy.</p>
<p>A seductive offer at the roadside somewhere in Ghana.</p>
<p>Bláa Lónið, Iceland</p>
<p>Autumn in the Black Forest near Freiburg, the city where I grew up.<br />Freiburg, Germany.  </p>
<p>A zebra with her calf at the Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Maybe I exaggerated a bit with the pink slider in Lightroom... Pretty nice here in Zurich/Bertastrasse.</p>
<p>Factory farming in Hong Kong.</p>
<p>Gansbaai, South Africa.</p>
<p>Hallgrímskirkja, Hallgrim's church, Reykjavik, Iceland.</p>
<p>A Baby-Southern Right Whale (±10-15 tons!) is fooling around in Gansbaai, South Africa. </p>
<p>Istanbul is still growing. Yakuplu, Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>Two rhinos in the sunset in the South African Savannah, South Africa.</p>
<p>Zelyonyi Bor, Kazakhstan.</p>
<p>One of the big landmarks in Switzerland - the Landwasser Viaduct. <br />Graubünden, Switzerland.</p>
<p>The coastline at the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Factory farming in Hong Kong.</p>
<p>Schloss Schönbrunn, Vienna, Austria.</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>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Barcelona, Spain.</p>
<p>The Milky way with the Southern star, South Africa.</p>
<p>Murmansk, Russia.</p>
<p>Old harbor crane in the Hafenmuseum Hamburg, Germany.</p>
<p>A brown snake at Litchfield NP, Australia. </p>
<p>Seoul, South Korea.</p>
<p>Murmansk, Russia.</p>
<p>Leaning Tower of Pisa, Tuscany, Italy.</p>
<p>Tällistock, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Rainforest evening mood somewhere in the Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>Niyama Private Islands, The Maldives.</p>
<p>Abandoned villa in Accra, Ghana. </p>
<p>Fooling around with some kids in Hohoe, Ghana.<br />Picture: Mirka Laura Severa </p>
<p>Hohoe, Voltaregion, Ghana.</p>
<p>Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>St. Gotthard, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Pyongyang, D.P.R.K.</p>
<p>The Sky on a random day in Mallorca, Spain.</p>
<p>Red Kite, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>The two stooges at the Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Simon's Town, South Africa.</p>
<p>Himalayan vulture (Gyps himalayensis) or Himalayan griffon vulture.</p>
<p>Litchfield NP, Australia. </p>
<p>Somewhere in a Kasbah in Marocco.</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>Oryx at Damaraland, Namibia.</p>
<p>The ghost village of Al Madam, Sharja, UAE.</p>
<p>Ephesos, Turkey.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Sardinia, Italy.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>A small boy selling boiled eggs at a dancing festival in Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>The European lynx.</p>
<p>Kathmandu, Nepal.</p>
<p>Chäserugg, Switzerland.</p>
<p>First snow in Zurich in 2018, Zurich, 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>Niyama, Maldives.</p>
<p>Erongo NP, Namibia.</p>
<p>Venice during Corona Lockdown 2020, Italy.</p>
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