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>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>The Sahara Desert at the border region of Algeria and Marocco.</p>
<p>Flumserberg, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Seoul, South Korea.</p>
<p>Pelican at Walvis Bay, Namibia.</p>
<p>Şile, Turkey.</p>
<p>The coastline at the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Old harbor crane in the Hafenmuseum Hamburg, Germany.</p>
<p>The awesome blossom of Glyzine or Wisterie in Zurich, 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>

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>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Pogona (aka. bearded dragon), Australia.</p>
<p>A Secretarybird at the Etosha National Park, 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>Istanbul, Turkey.</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>Venice during Corona Lockdown 2020, Italy.</p>
<p>Venice, Italy during lockdown 2020.</p>
<p>Kingfisher, Switzerland, 2021.</p>
<p>Kingfisher, Switzerland, 2021</p>
<p>Rhône Glacier, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Kathmandu, Nepal.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Kestrel in Switzerland</p>
<p>Me, myself and I – under the surface.</p>
<p>The ghost village of Al Madam, Sharja, UAE.</p>
<p>Juist, Germany.</p>
<p>Istanbul is still growing. Yakuplu, Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>One of several harbors. Yakuplu, Istanbul, Turkey.</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>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>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Art installation from Ólafur Elíasson at the Kunsthalle Zürich, 2020, Switzerland.</p>
<p>The Sky on a random day in Mallorca, Spain.</p>
<p>Ephesos, Turkey.</p>
<p>Protea sometimes also called sugarbushes, South Africa.</p>
<p>Schloss Schönbrunn, Vienna, Austria.</p>
<p>Container Terminal Hamburg, Germany.</p>
<p>Thousands of white small jellyfish in Bosporus, Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>Himalayan vulture (Gyps himalayensis) or Himalayan griffon vulture.</p>
<p>Niyama Private Islands, The Maldives.</p>
<p>Kos, Greece</p>
<p>Simon's Town, South Africa.</p>
<p>The lovely bright voice of the robin is a real sign of spring. </p>
<p>The Kraftwerk Berlin is home to a popular club - the Tresor.<br />Berlin, Germany.</p>
<p>Caumasee, Flims, Switzerland.</p>
<p>White Turf, St. Moritz, Switzerland.</p>
<p>CaixaForum Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>At the Olifantsbad waterhole at Etosha NP, Namibia.</p>
<p>A Cheetah mother lets her cubs eat first after a successful hunt of an Impala, South Africa.</p>
<p>Langtang NP, Nepal.</p>
<p>Kyanjin Gompa, Langtang, Nepal</p>
<p>The panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) is a species of chameleon found in the eastern and northern parts of Madagascar.</p>
<p>Hallgrímskirkja, Hallgrim's church, Reykjavik, Iceland.</p>
<p>The squad arrives at the Olifantsbad waterhole at Etosha NP, Namibia.</p>
<p>Campsite at Damaraland, Namibia.</p>
<p>The ghost village of Al Madam, Sharja, UAE.</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>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Teufelsbrücke, Andermatt, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Niyama, Maldives.</p>
<p>Opal mining in Coober Pedy, Australia. </p>
<p>Abandoned Hotel in Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>The ghost village of Al Madam, Sharja, UAE.</p>
<p>Off-road is always big fun, like in the Wadi Rum, Jordan.</p>
<p>Factory farming in Hong Kong.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Metallica – what a massive show. Letzigrund 2019, Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Snapshot of my mother during a Don Giovanni performance at the Vienna State Opera, October 2017, Vienna, Austria. </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>The highest mountain in eastern Switzerland, the Säntis, even if only 2502m high, but with an exceptional view of the surrounding Alps. </p>
<p>Savety first in Kathmandu, Nepal.</p>
<p>First snow in Zurich in 2018, Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Autumn in the Black Forest near Freiburg, the city where I grew up.<br />Freiburg, Germany.  </p>
<p>Maybe I exaggerated a bit with the pink slider in Lightroom... Pretty nice here in Zurich/Bertastrasse.</p>
<p>The Milky way with the Southern star, South Africa.</p>
<p>Murmansk, Russia.</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>Niyama, Maldives.</p>
<p>The ghost village of Al Madam, Sharja, UAE.</p>
<p>Woomera, Australia.</p>
<p>Zurich during Corona lockdown, 2020. Switzerland</p>
<p>Mallorca, Spain.</p>
<p>A zebra with her calf at the Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Leaning Tower of Pisa, Tuscany, Italy.</p>
<p>Rostock Ritz Desert Lodge at Namib-Naukluft NP, Namibia.</p>
<p>St. George's Chapel (Berschis), Walenstadt, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>The ghost village of Al Madam, Sharja, UAE.</p>
<p>The Saint Petersburg Mosque is the largest in Europe outside Turkey. St. Peterburg, Russia.</p>
<p>A small boy selling boiled eggs at a dancing festival in Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>Bláa Lónið, Iceland</p>
<p>A weber bird building his nest, South Africa.</p>
<p>Cairo Downtown, Egypt.</p>
<p>Mirador Es Colomer in Mallorca, Spain.</p>
<p>The Stoupa, Boudhanath, Kathmandu, Nepal.</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>3:55 am at Langtang valley, Nepal.</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>The villas of Nad Al Sheba in Dubai, UAE</p>
<p>Hamburg Airport, Germany.</p>
<p>Barcelona, Spain.</p>
<p>Serious soccer game in Hohoe, Voltaregion, Ghana. </p>
<p>Niyama Private Islands, Maldives.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Cairo, Egypt. <br />At the Campus of the German University in Cairo</p>
<p>Pyongyang, D.P.R.K.</p>
<p>A chaffinch at lunch. Switzerland.</p>
<p>Sardinia, Italy.</p>
<p>A seductive offer at the roadside somewhere in Ghana.</p>
<p>Niyama Private Islands, Maldives</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>Colorful and beautiful traditional garments Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>Murmansk, Russia.</p>
<p>Pyongyang, D.P.R.K.</p>
<p>Young girls discuss their pictures taken in traditional Korean robes in front of Changdeokgung Palace, Seoul, South Korea.</p>
<p>Colori di Venezia, Italia.</p>
<p>At the beach at Wilderness, South Africa.</p>
<p>Wrocław (Breslau), Polska.</p>
<p>Somewhere in a Kasbah in Marocco.</p>
<p>Abandoned villa in Accra, Ghana. </p>
<p>View from the Siegessäule to the Tiergarten and the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany. </p>
<p>Two rhinos in the sunset in the South African Savannah, South Africa.</p>
<p>Tremola, St. Gotthard, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Atlas Mountains, Marocco.</p>
<p>Rainforest evening mood somewhere in the Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>St. Gotthard, Switzerland.</p>
<p>A curious Rock Hyrax at Erongo NP, Namibia.</p>
<p>Tällistock, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Bethlehem, Palestinian West Bank.</p>
<p>The Piazza della Rotonda is located close to the Pantheon in<br />Rome, Italy.</p>
<p>Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Colorful and beautiful traditional garments Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>Oryx at Damaraland, Namibia.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the South Atlantic Ocean.</p>
<p>Snapshot of a yellow-billed hornbill (Toko) at Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Caumasee, Flims, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Tällistock, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Me in my hotel room in  Pyongyang, 2019, D.P.R.K.</p>
<p>Fooling around with some kids in Hohoe, Ghana.<br />Picture: Mirka Laura Severa </p>
<p>Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>Dhunche, Nepal.</p>
<p>View on the top of the Cheops Pyramid in Giza, Egypt.</p>
<p>The panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) is a species of chameleon found in the eastern and northern parts of Madagascar.</p>
<p>Kaesŏng, D.P.R.K.</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>Coober Pedi, Australia.</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>05:32 at Kenton-on-Sea, South Africa.</p>
<p>Dubai Marina, UAE</p>
<p>Jebel Kawr, Oman.</p>
<p>Encounters at the Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Red Kite, Switzerland.</p>
<p>The great pyramids of Giza, Egypt.</p>
<p>Walvis Bay, Namibia.</p>
<p>The ghost village of Al Madam, Sharja, UAE.</p>
<p>Ortaköy Mosque Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>Scala dei Turchi, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy.</p>
<p>Magnolias in Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Roundabout in Dubai, UAE </p>
<p>The most southern point of Africa, Kap Agulhas, South Africa.</p>
<p>Zelyonyi Bor, Kazakhstan.</p>
<p>Marina di Pisa. Tuscany, Italy.</p>
<p>Gansbaai, South Africa.</p>
<p>Factory farming in Hong Kong.</p>
<p>Grindelwald, Switzerland</p>
<p>Kids in Accra, Ghana. </p>
<p>Fishmarket, Suhar, Oman.</p>
<p>The two stooges at the Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Niyama, Maldives.</p>
<p>Not a shooting star but just as rare to see in the sky at the moment: an airplane. Arosa, Switzerland.</p>
<p>The villas of Nad Al Sheba in Dubai, UAE.</p>
<p>Auberge Kasbah Meteorites, Marocco.</p>
<p>Evening mood in the Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Pre-Corona: Metallica – what a massive show. Letzigrund 2019, Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Abandoned music club in East Amman, Jordan.</p>
<p>Staircase in an old Hamburg old town house. Hamburg, Germany. </p>
<p>Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>A brown snake at Litchfield NP, Australia. </p>
<p>The European lynx.</p>
<p>Bambi</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Coober Pedy, Australia. </p>
<p>Etosha NP, Namibia.</p>
<p>One of the most beautiful birds on earth, a lilac-breasted roller at the Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Seoul, South Korea.</p>
<p>Me at the exhibition of Ólafur Elíasson at the Kunsthalle Zürich, 2020, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Istanbul is still growing. Yakuplu, Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>Offenbach(Main) Kaiserlei, Germany.</p>
<p>A giraffe in the South African Savannah, South Africa.</p>
<p>Erongo NP, Namibia.</p>
<p>Chäserugg, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Hohoe, Voltaregion, Ghana.</p>
<p>Women always doing tough jobs without complaining. <br />Also here: Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>At the EXPO2020 (Nov 21) the UK Pavilion in Dubai, UAE.</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>Niyama, Maldives.</p>
<p>The desert takes back the city of Dubai, UAE.</p>
<p>One of the big landmarks in Switzerland - the Landwasser Viaduct. <br />Graubünden, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Seebrücke/Limmat during Corona lockdown, Zurich, Switzerland. </p>
<p>Accra, Ghana. </p>
<p>The great pyramids of Giza, Egypt.</p>
<p>Kyanjin Ri, Langtang, Nepal</p>
<p>One of the big landmarks in Switzerland - the Landwasser Viaduct. <br />Graubünden, Switzerland.</p>
<p>A Baby-Southern Right Whale (±10-15 tons!) is fooling around in Gansbaai, South Africa. </p>
<p>Fullmoon shooting in Arosa, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Red Kite, Switzerland.</p>
<p>The Goalie, Kumasi, Ghana. </p>
<p>Boulders Beach Penguin Colony (Simon's Town), South Africa.</p>
<p>Kakum-NP, Ghana. </p>
<p>Litchfield NP, Australia. </p>
<p>Coober Pedy, Australia. </p>
<p>Barcelona, Spain.</p>
<p>Nkawkaw, Ghana. </p>
<p>Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>Switzerland in winter.<br />Elgg, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Himalayan vulture (Gyps himalayensis) or Himalayan griffon vulture.</p>
<p>Metallica – what a massive show. Letzigrund 2019, Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Litchfield NP, Australia. </p>
<p>Litchfield NP, Australia. </p>
<p>Litchfield NP, Australia. </p>
<p>View from the top of the Rigi, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Berlin, Karl-Marx Allee, Germany.</p>
<p>At the great pyramids of Giza, Egypt.</p>
<p>Where the Namib hits the Atlantic Ocean, Namibia.</p>
<p>St. Gotthard, Switzerland.</p>
<p>A sad story: the Freiburg `Herbstmess` during the Corona Pandemic. 2020.<br />Freiburg, Germany.</p>
<p>Roundabout in Dubai, UAE</p>
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