Generally I'm that type of guy who prefers hot places and while I was in Colombia during December and January, I was regretting not be in Germany with all the snowfall I saw on facebook posts from my friends back home. Not that I couldn't enjoy Colombia (images will follow soon)... No! I had an assignment about taking winter pictures from the region I live at. But thankfully to the long lasting period of really cold weather, there still was snow left when I came back. A tough contrast, but worth doing it!
In times where someone wins elections with the claim to built up a wall, it's a good example to take a view on regions, where this already took place and see how this diveded a society. As a German we know how it feels when a wall divides a city. Another example is Belfast, the capital of Northern-Ireland, where through decades, a bloody conflict took place, that's related to religion and nationalism. You can still feel the cracks in between the areas nowerdays. In this series I spotlight both parts of the city and contrast them in combined images, showcasing East- and West-Belfast at contemporary state.
Yeah yeah, it's about time to hit the streets of New York. Feels like everybody paid a visit already, except me. But pretty hard to find some fresh perspectives for a keen photographer. So here's my view on the so called greatest city in the world. Well, I was a bit disappointed but probably expectations were too big according to this claim.
One of my favourite architects recently completed to world's most expensive train-station by the name of Oculus. It is situated right next to the WTC-Memorial in the heart of Lower Manhattan.
The current issue of Bergwelten Magazine features a portrait of outdoor fashion designer and manufacturer Holger Riedisser. Additional I added this post a few mountain shots from past year's September trip to the Großglockner mountain range in Austria.
In Saxony-Anhalt I passed Ferropolis – a former brown coal mining area. It's very exciting because you can see on a self-guided tour a few of those monster-machines that have funky names like Max Max or Medusa. Besides the joy of a visit this area is nowerdays home to large festivals like the Splash or Melt.
The first time I went to the Harz Mountains was back in 2010 when I studied in Tasmania. It was about time to visit the mountain range with the same name in Germany and was impressed by the unique landscape so close to home.
Besides the stereotypes, that you will find when travelling to exotic and popular countries, there is always something of more interest as a photographer. Something you will have to search for and scratch beneath the surface. Thankfully I had the opportunity to visit Hongkong within the past years several times and I was able to get a deeper insight on how people live in such an extraordinary place.
Generally I’m always interested in how people live in different parts of the world. Especially Hongkong is in this case a very exciting place. The journey took me from the popular areas further away to the so called New Territories, where I found artificial suburbs that were only built less than 20 years ago as part of a social housing project and are now home to hundreds of thousands of people. Places with no soul and far away from the glamorous skyscapers of central financial district. But the majority lives like that. That’s part of the truth.
The public TV–Channel SWR attended me during my work on my current book–project about all the UNESCO World Herritage Sites in Germany. The report was sent on 23.06.2016 at the show KUNSCHT! and features me photographing the UNESCO–Sites at the Lake of Constance area and is giving you a preview on the upcoming book, which will be published around autumn 2017.
Thailand is a good place to be and was the beginning of my "out of Europe travel career". After more than 10 years I returned where my love for exotic travells once started and explored new terriories but also re-visited some of my favourite places.
For the bauma 2016 – the world's leading trade fair for construction machinery in Munich – I was photographing 3 out of 8 key-images for the Herrenknecht booth. One image features the (current) world's largest tunnel boring machine located in Hongkong. The other two images were taken at the Bossler-Tunnel and Filder-Tunnel, that are both part of the Stuttgart 21 project.
I had to wait a long time for some decent snowfall to photograph the Wieskirche around the Bavarian Alps for my UNESCO book. But it was worth it and I was overwhelmed by this small church in the countryside, which is a UNESCO World Herritage Site since 1983.
For the international style guide of Bosch, I photographed two brand new facilities at Reutlingen (Bosch Sensortec Showroom, Reutlingen, Germany // Design: Milla & Partner.) and Renningen (Bosch Foyer Research Campus Renningen, Germany // Design: Milla & Partner).
I'm overwhelmed by this uprising town. It was only intended as an overnighter but figured out as pretty stylish place to be at. In the streets you'll find stylish dwellers, houses and cars on every corner. I like!
One year has passed since I was hiking around the magnificent "moonscape" around Teide volcano - a 3700 m huge giant in the heart of Teneriffe Island.