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>Istanbul is still growing. Yakuplu, Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>St. Gotthard, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Kyanjin Ri, Langtang, Nepal</p>
<p>St. Gotthard pass, 2106 m, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Dubai, UAE.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Niyama Private Islands, Maldives</p>
<p>Roundabout in Dubai, UAE </p>
<p>Allotment garden colony. Zurich, Switzerland. </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>Venice during Corona Lockdown 2020, Italy.</p>
<p>Off-road is always big fun, like in the Wadi Rum, Jordan.</p>
<p>At the great pyramids of Giza, Egypt.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Flumserberg, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Maybe I exaggerated a bit with the pink slider in Lightroom... Pretty nice here in Zurich/Bertastrasse.</p>
<p>The ghost village of Al Madam, Sharja, UAE.</p>
<p>The great pyramids of Giza, Egypt.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the South Atlantic Ocean.</p>
Adalaide, Australia
<p>Walvis Bay, Namibia.</p>
<p>Erongo NP, Namibia.</p>
<p>The Sky on a random day in Mallorca, Spain.</p>
<p>Sossusvlei, Namibia.</p>
<p>Marina di Pisa. Tuscany, Italy.</p>
<p>Niyama, Maldives.</p>
<p>Fullmoon shooting in Arosa, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Fishmarket, Suhar, Oman.</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>Zurich during Corona lockdown, 2020. Switzerland</p>
<p>The desert takes back the city of Dubai, UAE.</p>
<p>Two rhinos in the sunset in the South African Savannah, South Africa.</p>
<p>Venice with my pinhole camera. </p>
<p>This picture is 1 of 9 (!) pictures I took during my whole stay in Venice in 1999. </p>
<p>I know it sounds silly to take only 9 pictures in total, but the thousands of mobile phone pictures you take nowadays don't look any better. </p>
<p>Langtang NP, Nepal.</p>
<p>Langtang, Nepal</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>Tällistock, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Autumn in the Black Forest near Freiburg, the city where I grew up.<br />Freiburg, Germany.  </p>
<p>Campsite at Damaraland, Namibia.</p>
<p>The ghost village of Al Madam, Sharja, UAE.</p>
<p>3:55 am at Langtang valley, Nepal.</p>
<p>The coastline at the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Auberge Kasbah Meteorites, Marocco.</p>
<p>St. Gotthard, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Schloss Schönbrunn, Vienna, Austria.</p>
<p>Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>Venice during Corona Lockdown 2020, Italy.</p>
<p>Tremola, St. Gotthard, Switzerland.</p>
<p>A cemetery in Likpe Bakwa, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>In 2007 I crossed the border between Israel and Jordan on foot. <br />This is what no man's land (the area between these two borders) looks like. </p>
<p>St. Gotthard, Switzerland.</p>
<p>The famous Al-Khazneh temple in Petra, Jordan.</p>
<p>Rostock Ritz Desert Lodge at Namib-Naukluft NP, Namibia.</p>
<p>Niyama, Maldives.</p>
<p>Volcano Mount Etna, Sicily, Italy.</p>
<p>05:32 at Kenton-on-Sea, South Africa.</p>
<p>One of several harbors. Yakuplu, Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>Coober Pedy, Australia. </p>
<p>Kyanjing Gompa, Nepal.</p>
<p>Mirador Es Colomer in Mallorca, Spain.</p>
<p>Magnolias in Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>View on the top of the Cheops Pyramid in Giza, Egypt.</p>
<p>Wadi Rum, Jordan.</p>
<p>The most southern point of Africa, Kap Agulhas, South Africa.</p>
<p>Jebel Kawr, Oman.</p>
<p>Mirador Es Colomer in Mallorca, Spain.</p>
<p>View from the Siegessäule to the Tiergarten and the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany. </p>
<p>First snow in Zurich in 2018, Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>The great pyramids of Giza, Egypt.</p>
<p>Venice during Corona Lockdown 2020, Italy.</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 awesome blossom of Glyzine or Wisterie in Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>St. George's Chapel (Berschis), Walenstadt, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Dubai, UAE.</p>
<p>Arosa, Switzerland.</p>
<p>The other way round. <br />Lüneburg, Germany.</p>
<p>Venice with my pinhole camera. </p>
<p>This picture is 1 of 9 (!) pictures I took during my whole stay in Venice in 1999. </p>
<p>I know it sounds silly to take only 9 pictures in total, but the thousands of mobile phone pictures you take nowadays don't look any better. </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>Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.</p>
<p>The ghost village of Al Madam, Sharja, UAE.</p>
<p>New Forest National Park, Southampton, UK</p>
<p>Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Niyama, Maldives.</p>
<p>At the beach at Wilderness, South Africa.</p>
<p>Berlin Treptow, Germany.</p>
<p>Abandoned Theme Park, Muscat, Oman.</p>
<p>One of the big landmarks in Switzerland - the Landwasser Viaduct. <br />Graubünden, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Masada at the dead sea, Israel.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Evening mood in the Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Niyama Private Islands, Maldives.</p>
<p>A sad story: the Freiburg `Herbstmess` during the Corona Pandemic. 2020.<br />Freiburg, Germany.</p>
<p>Arosa, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Chäserugg, Switzerland.</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>Wadi Rum, Jordan.</p>
<p>The impressive panorama of the Swiss Alps. Although it has been seen hundreds of times... especially here on Insta,... but still fascinating and beautiful. Arosa, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Kaesŏng, D.P.R.K.</p>
<p>The ghost village of Al Madam, Sharja, UAE.</p>
<p>Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.</p>
<p>Kyanjing Gompa, Langtang, Nepal</p>
<p>Teufelsbrücke, Andermatt, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Mölltaler Gletscher, Kärnten, Austria.</p>
<p>Caumasee, Flims, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Pelican at Walvis Bay, Namibia.</p>
<p>Litchfield NP, Australia. </p>
<p>Volcano Mount Etna, Sicily, Italy.</p>
<p>The Sahara Desert at the border region of Algeria and Marocco.</p>
On the way to Ouarzazate crossing the Atlas Mountains, Morocco.
<p>Gullfoss waterfall, located in the canyon of the Hvítá river in southwest Iceland.</p>
<p>Coober Pedi, Australia.</p>
<p>Giardino Garibaldi Palermo, Sicily, Italy.</p>
<p>Roundabout in Dubai, UAE</p>
<p>Bláa Lónið, Iceland</p>
<p>Waldhessen, 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>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Seoul, South Korea.</p>
<p>Opal mining in Coober Pedy, Australia. </p>
<p>Tällistock, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Kumasi Market, Ghana. </p>
<p>The ghost village of Al Madam, Sharja, UAE.</p>
<p>Container Terminal Hamburg, Germany.</p>
<p>Serious soccer game in Hohoe, Voltaregion, Ghana. </p>
<p>Simon's Town, South Africa.</p>
<p>Arosa/Lenzerheide, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>View from the top of the Rigi, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Niyama, Maldives.</p>
<p>Rainforest nearby Hohoe, Volta Region Ghana.</p>
<p>Sardinia, Italy.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Venice with my pinhole camera. </p>
<p>This picture is 1 of 9 (!) pictures I took during my whole stay in Venice in 1999. </p>
<p>I know it sounds silly to take only 9 pictures in total, but the thousands of mobile phone pictures you take nowadays don't look any better. </p>
<p>Wrocław (Breslau), Polska.</p>
<p>View from the top of the Rigi, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Oryx at Damaraland, Namibia.</p>
<p>Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.</p>
<p>Atlas Mountains, Marocco.</p>
<p>Switzerland in winter.<br />Elgg, Switzerland.</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>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 Milky way with the Southern star, South Africa.</p>
<p>One of the big landmarks in Switzerland - the Landwasser Viaduct. <br />Graubünden, Switzerland.</p>
<p>The place, where I grew up. Freiburg, Germany.</p>
<p>Caumasee, Flims, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Rainforest evening mood somewhere in the Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Pyongyang, D.P.R.K.</p>
<p>The ghost village of Al Madam, Sharja, UAE.</p>
<p>Seoul, South Korea.</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>Litchfield NP, Australia. </p>
<p>The coastline at Barton on Sea, UK.</p>
<p>The villas of Nad Al Sheba in Dubai, UAE</p>
<p>Rhône Glacier, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
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