A well-trained eye for over 30 years.


I was about 11 years old when I got a used 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, 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>Moscow metro in 2005, Moscow, Russia.</p>
<p>Serious soccer game in Hohoe, Voltaregion, Ghana. </p>
<p>Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>Ground Zero, NYC almost a year after 9/11. <br />Good old analog times with my Canon EOS 50E.</p>
<p>Ephesos, Turkey.</p>
<p>Metallica – what a massive show. Letzigrund 2019, Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Beckham in Murmansk, Russia.</p>
<p>Somewhere in Marocco. At some time in the year 2002.</p>
<p>A seductive offer at the roadside somewhere in Ghana.</p>
<p>Snapshot of my mother during a Don Giovanni performance at the Vienna State Opera, October 2017, Vienna, Austria. </p>
<p>Kids are always posing when seeing a camera. So great.<br />Accra, 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>A messy´s storage in Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.</p>
<p>Kids in Accra, Ghana. </p>
<p>I´m such a fan of London, UK. It´s always a pleasure stoping by. </p>
<p>Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>Me in my hotel room in  Pyongyang, 2019, D.P.R.K.</p>
<p>Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.</p>
<p>Accra, Ghana. </p>
<p>Art installation from Ólafur Elíasson at the Kunsthalle Zürich, 2020, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Me, myself and I – under the surface.</p>
<p>Dhunche, Nepal.</p>
<p>Niyama Private Islands, The Maldives.</p>
<p>Pre-Corona: Metallica – what a massive show. Letzigrund 2019, Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Grand Central Station, NYC in 2002.<br />Good old analog times with my Canon EOS 50E.</p>
<p>Leaning Tower of Pisa, Tuscany, Italy.</p>
<p>Colorful and beautiful traditional garments Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>A small boy selling boiled eggs at a dancing festival in Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>Kathmandu, Nepal.</p>
<p>Fishmarket, Suhar, Oman.</p>
<p>Fans cheering for their club, Real Madrid at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>Barcelona, Spain.</p>
<p>Me at the exhibition of Ólafur Elíasson at the Kunsthalle Zürich, 2020, Switzerland.</p>
<p>At the DMZ Information (a.k.a. propaganda) Center, D.P.R.K.</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>Fooling around with some kids in Hohoe, Ghana.<br />Picture: Mirka Laura Severa </p>
<p>A great place to sit, relax and watch people (and of course some art) – the British Museum, London, UK.</p>
<p>Kumasi Market, Ghana. </p>
<p>Chewton Glen, New Milton, UK.</p>
<p>A selfie shadow snapshot in the office, 2020</p>
<p>London, UK.</p>
<p>Prague, Czech Republic, 2019.</p>
<p>Women always doing tough jobs without complaining. <br />Also here: Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>The Stoupa, Boudhanath, Kathmandu, Nepal.</p>
<p>You always know the entrance view from Instagram. <br />Here is what it looks like from the insight. <br />The famous Al-Khazneh temple in Petra, Jordan.</p>
<p>Communication is key. Wadi Rum, Jordan.</p>
<p>The Goalie, Kumasi, Ghana. </p>
<p>Pre-Corona: Metallica – what a massive show. Letzigrund 2019, Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>Metallica – what a massive show. Letzigrund 2019, Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>London, UK.</p>
<p>Abu Dhabi, UAE.</p>
<p>A short stopover in a random village on the way to Accra, Ghana.</p>
<p>Fans cheering for their club, Real Madrid at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p> Cristo Redentor Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.</p>
<p>Abandoned stadium in Šiauliai, Lithuania.</p>
<p>Young girls discuss their pictures taken in traditional Korean robes in front of Changdeokgung Palace, Seoul, South Korea.</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>Grindelwald, Switzerland</p>
<p>Colorful and beautiful traditional garments Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>Boulders Beach Penguin Colony (Simon's Town), South Africa.</p>
<p>Scala dei Turchi, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy.</p>
<p>King Togbui Ngoryifia Céphas Kosi Bansah with part of his retinue during an official ceremony in Hohoe, Ghana. In 2010 I had the opportunity to visit his tribe in the Volta Region together with him for the first time.</p>
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