I am an engineer for food technology.
Photography is one of my passions in life.
And competition photography is an integral part of my DNA double helix.
Photography has transformed / shaped my life to the better.
On a photographic expedition i met my now wife, together we have our little son Nico .....
Of course i have friends from school and university and work ... but the majority of good friends i met on photographic events via my involvement in competition photography.
I love nature wildlife photography. Mainly on both poles. In arctic, antarctic and subantarctic regions.
I prefer to show the animals in their natural environment using very often wide angle lenses.
I try to take pictures of unusual subjects / unusual locations.
I started photography already when i was 10 years old and got a small pocket camera as easter present from my father and switched to SLR cameras when i was 16 as i was getting interested in macro photography.
Art Wolfe. And his animals in their environment modern school of nature photography philosophy.
I just recently had some exhibitions part of some photographic festivals like in zoo mulhouse or in Menthon St. Bernard, both in france.
Yes. I take part in many competitions. Since 1986. i have achieved PSA GMPSA/ BRONZE level . In the history of PSA only 5 photographers have reached this level so far.
My biggest achievement so far was winning SOS SAVE OUR SEAS BIRDLIFE SOUTH AFRICA competition a few years ago and an HM in European Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition 2016, in which competition last year i had the great honour to judge.
Of course it is always a pleasure to receive FIAP Blue Pins for best author of an exhibition .
2016 is so far a mega great year for me with at this moment close to 50 medals of which almost half is gold
CONSTANTLY keep up the positive pressure to produce stunning images for competitions each year.
I am a very very very curious person. Therefore so far i never went back to any location twice "voluntarily", i rather explore new territories, there are so many beautiful places on our great world, why go back to an already visited place ?
Maybe going back to antarctica, to camp on frozen sea ice near emperor penguin colonies with chicks.
Or visiting some remote subantarctic islands ....
A good photo grabs your attention.
And surprises you with something unseen before.
And produces good feelings.
And stays in your memory forever.
Pure digital since 2008.
I have two agencies in germany and uk which market my images worldwide.
They have been published in europe, asia, america and australia / new zealand.
I do not think there is a THE BEST image .... there are always some good images and over the years there is an evolution in photographic style and knowledge and technique and equipment and therefore i am sure my best image i have not yet taken
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