I'm so proud and happy about the release of my first book. Almost three years of research, developing the concept and photography were necessary, for this 256 pages, which are filled up with more than 160 deliberate selected photographs, complemented with well-balanced essays of chosen authors which come often with a scientific background. It is a dedication to landscape photography, always with a cultural historical background on the Swabian Alb. For more information please visit the book's website:
I had the pleasure to photograph one of Germany's highest rated tourist sights as an assignment. The images were taken during late autumn to emphasize the romantic character of Heidelberg Castle. Some of the shots were even taken with a medium format camera to get all of the detail and the opportunity to go really big with the prints.
Autumn is definetly one of my favourite seasons for doing landscape photography. Here's a few shots from the Swabian Alb and the Alps around Füssen.
The current issue of Bergwelten Magazine is showing on a double page my image of autumn Swabian Alb. For the annual report of Schufa company I was commissioned to portrait Frank Dierolf (CEO of KSK Esslingen) and within the first two weeks of September I exhibited my work on colonial influence in Macau (see June's news) at Gapar Aitiev Kyrgyz National Museum of Fine Arts in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
Here are a few impressions of recent corporate architecture photography.
We had a wonderful day at Uzin Utz company to do various corporate imagery. The staff joining the shooting were all great people and it was great fun what directly influences the output of the images.
When thinking about Hongkong the first thing that might come to your mind are vast amount of skyscrapers and the urban buzz. And of course this is what you get due to the fact that Hongkong is the most vertical and densiest populated city in the world! This portfolio is showing you the urban side of this incredible city, but there are other sides too...
When I first visited Hongkong in 2011 I was fascinated by its sub-tropical setup and hilly landscape, allowing you to escape the urban hustle within just a few steps. This time I was hitting a few outlying islands like Lantau or Cheng Chau to get a complete different point of view. Lantau is great for hiking and the monastry is giving another view on Chinese culture. Cheng Chau has beautiful beaches and there is no road traffic on the island. Good places for relaxation and a more soulful Hongkong.
For me as a passionate Portugal traveller it felt quite odd to visit Macao, a former Portugese colony in southern China. If you stroll along the streets of Macao's old town, it feels just the same as being in Lisbon with its architecture and mosaic pattern pavements. But you are far away from Europe and there's hords of gambling and shopping Chinese bringing you right back to reality.
Some already might know, that I'm working on a book on a journey through time of the different cultures that inhabited the Swabian Alb. Some leftovers that are visible to us nowerdays, e.g. the UNESCO world herritage rewarded Limes (the boundry wall of the former roman empire), are not very impressive to look at, especially on a photograph. Due to this fact some historic content was photographed with the lightpainting technique, allowing a more fascinating and mystical approach.
An essential part of the book is landscape photography and after a long and hard winter on the upper levels of the Swabian Alb it's truly amazing to see the cherry blooming around Neidlingen where there are supposed to be roughly 30.000 cherry trees.
The Spanish Architect Santiago Calatrava is one of my favourite ones and paying tribute to his buildings – when being close to – is a major must do on every journey. This portfolio of 6 images features his so called Auditorio at Santa Cruz de Teneriffe.
China's growth is sky high as the buildings in its town centres. Guangzhou is a good example for the fast growth of China's cities and the resulting air-pollution. I first was there in 2011 and when I came back at the end of 2014, plenty of new skyscrapers were built and huge development is still going on. Here's a view on this rahter unknown Megapolis located in the heart of the Pearl River Delta.
Currently in Servus' Bavarian-Edition my handcraft story about Patrick Schank is available at kiosks.
One of my last trips was leading me for the first time at the Canary-Islands. I knew I'd be at the right place when heading directly to La Gomera, which is one of the greenest of the archiepelago. For my impression it was one of the hilliest islands ever and for me a pleasure to take a laid-back ride on the empty roads, leading from sea level above 1000 m within only a short distance. Above there's some impressions of this unique island at its abundance of natural sights.
Currently parts of my Series Hobart Steep Housing are exhibited in Stuttgart’s KUNSTBEZIRK gallery. The exhibition is still running until 19.03.2015. Here are some impressions of the opening ceremony taken by BFF-colleague Claus Morgenstern.
For Milla & Partner I had the pleasure to take photographs for their New Year's Mailing. Center of attention was their newly introduced office space in virgin like style, briefly before their creation moved in. The work consists of two parts: unemotional clean architecture photography and as a counterpart emotional photography with graphical light projections to show their capability to work with spaces . Just above you can see the actual mailing, which I think has gapped the bridge between both photographical tasks and is a transition in between when the consignee is folding it up.
ARCHITECTURE & LIGHT-PROJECTION
THE CLEAN ARCHITECTURE PHOTOGRAPHY