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>Barcelona, Spain.</p>
<p>Kathmandu, Nepal.</p>
<p>Young girls discuss their pictures taken in traditional Korean robes in front of Changdeokgung Palace, Seoul, South Korea.</p>
<p>I´m such a fan of London, UK. It´s always a pleasure stoping by. </p>
<p>Me in my hotel room in  Pyongyang, 2019, D.P.R.K.</p>
<p>Ephesos, Turkey.</p>
<p>Women always doing tough jobs without complaining. <br />Also here: Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>Dhunche, Nepal.</p>
<p>Prague, Czech Republic, 2019.</p>
<p>London, UK.</p>
<p>Moscow metro in 2005, Moscow, Russia.</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>Scala dei Turchi, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy.</p>
<p>Beckham in Murmansk, Russia.</p>
<p>Metallica – what a massive show. Letzigrund 2019, Zurich, Switzerland.</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>Colorful and beautiful traditional garments Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p> Cristo Redentor Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.</p>
<p>Communication is key. Wadi Rum, Jordan.</p>
<p>Fishmarket, Suhar, Oman.</p>
<p>London, UK.</p>
<p>A seductive offer at the roadside somewhere in Ghana.</p>
<p>Kumasi Market, Ghana. </p>
<p>Serious soccer game in Hohoe, Voltaregion, Ghana. </p>
<p>At the DMZ Information (a.k.a. propaganda) Center, D.P.R.K.</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>Pre-Corona: Metallica – what a massive show. Letzigrund 2019, Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.</p>
<p>Chewton Glen, New Milton, UK.</p>
<p>A great place to sit, relax and watch people (and of course some art) – the British Museum, London, UK.</p>
<p>Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>Fans cheering for their club, Real Madrid at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>Accra, Ghana. </p>
<p>Somewhere in Marocco. At some time in the year 2002.</p>
<p>Abu Dhabi, UAE.</p>
<p>Kids in Accra, Ghana. </p>
<p>Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>A short stopover in a random village on the way to Accra, Ghana.</p>
<p>Boulders Beach Penguin Colony (Simon's Town), South Africa.</p>
<p>The Goalie, Kumasi, Ghana. </p>
<p>Kids are always posing when seeing a camera. So great.<br />Accra, Ghana. </p>
<p>Leaning Tower of Pisa, Tuscany, Italy.</p>
<p>The Stoupa, Boudhanath, Kathmandu, Nepal.</p>
<p>Grindelwald, Switzerland</p>
<p>Ground Zero, NYC almost a year after 9/11. <br />Good old analog times with my Canon EOS 50E.</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>A selfie shadow snapshot in the office, 2020</p>
<p>Athens, Greece.</p>
<p>Pre-Corona: Metallica – what a massive show. Letzigrund 2019, Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Art installation from Ólafur Elíasson at the Kunsthalle Zürich, 2020, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.</p>
<p>Me at the exhibition of Ólafur Elíasson at the Kunsthalle Zürich, 2020, Switzerland.</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>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>Fooling around with some kids in Hohoe, Ghana.<br />Picture: Mirka Laura Severa </p>
<p>Grand Central Station, NYC in 2002.<br />Good old analog times with my Canon EOS 50E.</p>
<p>Abandoned stadium in Šiauliai, Lithuania.</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>
<p>Fans cheering for their club, Real Madrid at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain.</p>
<p>A messy´s storage in Athens, Greece.</p>
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