I was born in Villingen, in the Black Forest, in 1963, and discovered photography in 1980. After working with no specific theme for a while, I turned to portrait photography. After a seminar on photographing nudes in Burgenland near Vienna led by Detlev Motz, I also included nude photography in my work.
I work mainly outdoors, but am also available for indoor shoots. I prefer natural light for my work, but I also have some studio lamps to provide support when working indoors. As a photographer, I feel that it is important to capture the essential characteristics of a person in the picture. My aims for each photo shoot are to depict people in their natural state, as they would like to see themselves and as they find themselves in my work! And yet it's also important to have fun working together too.
As person who is entirely self-taught, I see my hobby as a photographer as the perfect balance for my job in marketing. An eye for that "something special" combined with technical perfection should be reflected in the shots from each photo shoot, whether it's on a TFP basis (with models I have chosen myself) or for commissioned work.
I think that "deliberately standing still" must be the worst feeling in the world!