A well-trained eye for over 30 years.


When I got 11 years 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>Kyanjin Gompa, Langtang, Nepal</p>
<p>Rainforest evening mood somewhere in the Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>Litchfield NP, Australia. </p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Young girls discuss their pictures taken in traditional Korean robes in front of Changdeokgung Palace, Seoul, South Korea.</p>
<p>Seoul, South Korea.</p>
<p>A Secretarybird at the Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Boulders Beach Penguin Colony (Simon's Town), South Africa.</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>Serious soccer game in Hohoe, Voltaregion, Ghana. </p>
<p>Container Terminal Hamburg, Germany.</p>
<p>The awesome blossom of Glyzine or Wisterie in Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Walvis Bay, Namibia.</p>
<p>Factory farming in Hong Kong.</p>
<p>Coober Pedy, Australia. </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>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>Litchfield NP, Australia. </p>
<p>St. George's Chapel (Berschis), Walenstadt, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Coober Pedi, Australia.</p>
<p>Coober Pedy, Australia. </p>
<p>Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Encounters at the Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the South Atlantic Ocean.</p>
<p>Seoul, South Korea.</p>
<p>Niyama Private Islands, Maldives</p>
<p>First snow in Zurich in 2018, Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>The Goalie, Kumasi, Ghana. </p>
<p>Autumn in the Black Forest near Freiburg, the city where I grew up.<br />Freiburg, Germany.  </p>
<p>One of the most beautiful birds on earth, a lilac-breasted roller at the Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>Etosha NP, Namibia.</p>
<p>Tällistock, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Niyama, Maldives.</p>
<p>Jebel Kawr, Oman.</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>The Piazza della Rotonda is located close to the Pantheon in<br />Rome, Italy.</p>
<p>Art installation from 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>St. Gotthard, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Offenbach(Main) Kaiserlei, Germany.</p>
<p>Kids in Accra, Ghana. </p>
<p>A sad story: the Freiburg `Herbstmess` during the Corona Pandemic. 2020.<br />Freiburg, Germany.</p>
<p>Bethlehem, Palestinian West Bank.</p>
<p>Simon's Town, South Africa.</p>
<p>Switzerland in winter.<br />Elgg, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Teufelsbrücke, Andermatt, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Protea sometimes also called sugarbushes, South Africa.</p>
<p>Zurich during Corona lockdown, 2020. Switzerland</p>
<p>Atlas Mountains, Marocco.</p>
<p>The coastline at the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Niyama, Maldives.</p>
<p>Kyanjin Ri, Langtang, Nepal</p>
<p>Rostock Ritz Desert Lodge at Namib-Naukluft NP, Namibia.</p>
<p>Kakum-NP, Ghana. </p>
<p>The two stooges at the Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Abandoned Hotel in Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>Caumasee, Flims, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Pogona (aka. bearded dragon), Australia.</p>
<p>Schloss Schönbrunn, Vienna, Austria.</p>
<p>Zelyonyi Bor, Kazakhstan.</p>
<p>Chäserugg, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Snapshot of my mother during a Don Giovanni performance at the Vienna State Opera, October 2017, Vienna, Austria. </p>
<p>Istanbul is still growing. Yakuplu, Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>Colorful and beautiful traditional garments Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>Somewhere in a Kasbah in Marocco.</p>
<p>Colori di Venezia, Italia.</p>
<p>Abandoned villa in Accra, Ghana. </p>
<p>Thousands of white small jellyfish in Bosporus, Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>Nkawkaw, Ghana. </p>
<p>Murmansk, Russia.</p>
<p>Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>The panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) is a species of chameleon found in the eastern and northern parts of Madagascar.</p>
<p>Şile, Turkey.</p>
<p>Abandoned music club in East Amman, Jordan.</p>
<p>Opal mining in Coober Pedy, Australia. </p>
<p>Tremola, St. Gotthard, Switzerland.</p>
<p>A curious Rock Hyrax at Erongo NP, Namibia.</p>
<p>Fishmarket, Suhar, Oman.</p>
<p>Women always doing tough jobs without complaining. <br />Also here: Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>The Sahara Desert at the border region of Algeria and Marocco.</p>
<p>Berlin, Karl-Marx Allee, Germany.</p>
<p>Pelican at Walvis Bay, Namibia.</p>
<p>Colorful and beautiful traditional garments Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>Ephesos, Turkey.</p>
<p>Pre-Corona: Metallica – what a massive show. Letzigrund 2019, Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Tällistock, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Pyongyang, D.P.R.K.</p>
<p>Flumserberg, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Sardinia, Italy.</p>
<p>Istanbul is still growing. Yakuplu, Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>Litchfield NP, Australia. </p>
<p>Barcelona, Spain.</p>
<p>Woomera, Australia.</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>Caumasee, Flims, Switzerland.</p>
<p>The Stoupa, Boudhanath, Kathmandu, Nepal.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Kathmandu, Nepal.</p>
<p>Dhunche, Nepal.</p>
<p>Erongo NP, Namibia.</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>CaixaForum Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>Marina di Pisa. Tuscany, Italy.</p>
<p>Autumn in the Black Forest near Freiburg, the city where I grew up.<br />Freiburg, Germany.  </p>
<p>One of several harbors. Yakuplu, Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>Hohoe, Volta Region, 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>Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </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>Campsite at Damaraland, Namibia.</p>
<p>Evening mood in the Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>The Kraftwerk Berlin is home to a popular club - the Tresor.<br />Berlin, Germany.</p>
<p>Off-road is always big fun, like in the Wadi Rum, Jordan.</p>
<p>Me in my hotel room in  Pyongyang, 2019, D.P.R.K.</p>
<p>Hohoe, Voltaregion, Ghana.</p>
<p>Fooling around with some kids in Hohoe, Ghana.<br />Picture: Mirka Laura Severa </p>
<p>A seductive offer at the roadside somewhere in Ghana.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>View from the Siegessäule to the Tiergarten and the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany. </p>
<p>Langtang NP, Nepal.</p>
<p>Scala dei Turchi, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy.</p>
<p>Oryx at Damaraland, Namibia.</p>
<p>One of the big landmarks in Switzerland - the Landwasser Viaduct. <br />Graubünden, Switzerland.</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>Auberge Kasbah Meteorites, Marocco.</p>
<p>Where the Namib hits the Atlantic Ocean, Namibia.</p>
<p>Pyongyang, D.P.R.K.</p>
<p>Bláa Lónið, Iceland</p>
<p>Factory farming in Hong Kong.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>Kaesŏng, D.P.R.K.</p>
<p>A zebra with her calf at the Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Wrocław (Breslau), Polska.</p>
<p>Venice, Italy during lockdown 2020.</p>
<p>Venice during Corona Lockdown 2020, Italy.</p>
<p>One of the big landmarks in Switzerland - the Landwasser Viaduct. <br />Graubünden, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Staircase in an old Hamburg old town house. Hamburg, Germany. </p>
<p>Ortaköy Mosque Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>At the Olifantsbad waterhole at Etosha NP, Namibia.</p>
<p>A brown snake at Litchfield NP, Australia. </p>
<p>Snapshot of a yellow-billed hornbill (Toko) at Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Metallica – what a massive show. Letzigrund 2019, Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Old harbor crane in the Hafenmuseum Hamburg, Germany.</p>
<p>Niyama, Maldives.</p>
<p>3:55 am at Langtang valley, Nepal.</p>
<p>Barcelona, Spain.</p>
<p>Murmansk, Russia.</p>
<p>Niyama Private Islands, Maldives.</p>
<p>Grindelwald, Switzerland</p>
<p>A small boy selling boiled eggs at a dancing festival in Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </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>Savety first in Kathmandu, Nepal.</p>
<p>Me at the exhibition of Ólafur Elíasson at the Kunsthalle Zürich, 2020, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Hallgrímskirkja, Hallgrim's church, Reykjavik, Iceland.</p>
<p>Accra, Ghana. </p>
<p>Litchfield NP, Australia. </p>
<p>Metallica – what a massive show. Letzigrund 2019, Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>The squad arrives at the Olifantsbad waterhole at Etosha NP, Namibia.</p>
<p>Rhône Glacier, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Leaning Tower of Pisa, Tuscany, Italy.</p>
<p>White Turf, St. Moritz, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Niyama, Maldives.</p>
<p>Magnolias in Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>The Saint Petersburg Mosque is the largest in Europe outside Turkey. St. Peterburg, Russia.</p>
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