“Photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”
- Elliott Erwitt
Born and raised in the southern part of Germany in a small city between Stuttgart and Munich I’ve started my first photographic experiences with my Dad’s analog SLR in school. However while there is a lot of fascination developing your own pictures by hand in the darkroom, I always felt that my creative process was hindered by the disconnection caused by the time gap between shooting and seeing the final picture.
Many years later, when I had bought my first digital camera (a Minolta Dimage F200) my interest in Photography was relighted, however it took a couple more years until I had the money to buy my first DSLR - the beginning of working more seriously on my photography skills as a hobby besides my daily job as User Experience Designer. So while others embrace the process of analog photography I am more sold by the speed and the possibilities of digital photography and editing.
Photography will definitely stay a hobby. I enjoy the freedom to do and experiment whatever I want to do, whenever I want to do it. The most rewarding part of photography as a hobby is finding a personal balance and the process of slowing down the world, when I am seeking beauty in every day’s things through the viewfinder of my camera.
This site shows a selection of my photography work as well as some of my thoughts in the essays related to photography.