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