While travelling through Costa Rica in 2008, I was bitten by the bug of nature photography. Here, for the first time in my life, I had the feeling of really being able to experience nature by observing and taking pictures of wildlife in its natural habitat. The exotic sights and sounds of the jungle with all its creatures, colours, and scents further added to this.
Barely a year later I was inspired to expand my photographic passion by another chapter. I started taking pictures of Jazz musicians. While working in Munich for the period of 4 years, I had the opportunity not only to listen to phantastic music in one of the best Jazz clubs in Europe but also to capture the artists with my camera.
Meanwhile I have discovered other, more experimental sides in photography which I hope you will enjoy as much as I do.
Both, in nature and in concerts there are unique moments lasting only a few seconds or less. It is my ambition to capture these moments with my camera before they vanish and never come back. Most of my pictures have a purely documentary character, yet some of them surpass my expectations and capture an unforgettable moment. These are the moments that drive me to improve my photography and, above all, to never lose the joy and delight in this hobby of mine. While nature keeps fascinating us with its beauty and uniqueness, there are also cruel and ephemeral moments. While I capture these moments too, I always try to retain the dignity of wildlife.
My photos are captured with digital cameras from Canon & Olympus. I use focal lengths from 16 – 600mm, which are sometimes extended by a teleconverter. Since I shoot my photos exclusively in the RAW format, post-processing the images on the PC is inevitable. Here I usually confine myself to optimise the images so that they correspond with my perceptions and emotions at the time of taking the pictures. I do not apply digital effects, distortions and alterations (with some exceptions).
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