About me

I like the tranquility of Street Photography

After many years in the world of advertising – among other things as a people and fashion photographer – a lot changed in my life from one moment to the next due to a stroke of fate. For a long time I couldn’t make appointments. Not to mention picking up a camera at all. Then I suddenly discovered this special peace in street photography for myself.

Sometimes I stand for hours at a point and observe everything around me. It sharpens the view to the essentials. Gestures, situations or places become stories. You look through a kind of curtain and see things that are sometimes so commonplace that they are barely noticeable. That’s when I press the shutter button of my camera and capture the moment for eternity. I translate, so to speak, the invisible of everyday life into a visible moment. This often brings me into conversation with the people in these scenes – or I am arrested in Cairo due to a misunderstanding. These are the different sides of street photography, one is fun and the other brings adventure. Definitely it’s all worth it. Always!

Latest Blog Entries

Inspired by the everyday life of the people on my travels and captured in a single photo. That’s why I love Street Photography! See what I have seen …

Mann mit Besen an Treppenabgang

Behind the facade.

A look inside the many houses shows what is hidden behind the mostly beautiful front. I myself came across an older gentleman, clutching the broom tightly with both hands. He really doesn’t like to be photographed. He does not gaze directly into the camera, but rather past it. However, with a slight squint he does…

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heruntergekommener VW Käfer am Straßenrand

Another European in the city.

The things you can find below the big streets. In this case a small VW Beetle, probably the best known vehicle from Germany. How did it get here? I don’t know. The paint is in a good condition, but there are some minor damages that fit the environment. Beside the beetle there are other vehicles.…

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3 Kinder mit einem Hund

This is where I find them again.

In a rather unpleasant environment I came across these four guys, who were already waiting for me with joy. Among them is a dog, visibly tense and not quite so young anymore. The ground around the boys is marked by dirt and also the surrounding walls have many frustrated attacks behind them. Similarly also the…

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mit Sammlerstücken überlaufende Regale

Something from every time.

I myself feel as a photographer in the middle of the depths of a great passion. In a project that connects many collector’s items and shares them with me on a seemingly endless shelf. I myself feel overwhelmed by the diversity and hardly see any possibility of keeping track of things despite the clear structure.…

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Burgtor mit vielen Waren

The gateway to another world.

Special details and impressions are not always to be found directly in people. In this case it was the many antiques and collectibles that inspired me and that provided the motif for a perfect picture. It doesn’t quite fit into the existing surroundings, the large and intriguing entrance gate to a former castle. But now…

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2 Männer schlachten Tiere auf der Straße

The normal workday routine.

Many things in the actually very beautiful city seem confusing, a little paradoxical and for us Europeans some situations here offer a rather unusual sight. Like the work of these two men, which shapes the image of the city in many places. From animals meat and skins are taken to produce food and clothes for…

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ein Berg Schrott in einer Nebenstraße

A mountain of scrap.

It isn’t really clear what exactly that is. But it seems like a big mountain that has evolved over time. From many individual parts and things that the locals put on it. Nobody seems to have any real control over it. Behind the front pile of individual parts there are many other places where the…

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Mann hält Angel und Köder

Big catch.

Here on the left, a man. In his right hand a fishing rod, in his left seemingly a kind of bait. Wherever he looks, it is barely recognizable. The reflection of his sunglasses only suggests it. But what he is up to seems clear. He, too, will throw the fishing rod over the balustrade again…

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Moments

My style

Like you’re part of the scenery.

The situations should appear authentic and untouched, that’s why I prefer a reportage-like style for my photos. My aim is to present a story with a picture and without words. Due to the wide angle, the photos appear more vivid and clear – details are sharply depicted down to the depths.

I always take photos manually, i.e. shutter, aperture and focus are set completely by hand. Very unusual! But my experience allows me to estimate when I have to press the shutter button at the right moment. This has the advantage that I can take pictures almost completely unnoticed and therefore do not disturb the situation. I don’t even look through the viewfinder or on the display –     everything happens by feeling.