About Me

Photography is my passion. I work as a freelance photographer and also as a freelance IT consultant and programmer. My father influenced me with his passion for photography. Since then I photograph a wide variety of subjects with different equipment. My first camera was an almost useless Praktika. After a while I bought my first ‚real‘ camera, a Mamiya 645 with the 1,9/80mmm and a simple darkroom.

When I was a student I began to photograph for artists and theater and made some exhibitions. Since my graduation I work as IT professional. For a year I operated a company for product photography. In addition to individual orders and sale of works I have always worked passionately at free projects. Part of this work can be seen here. I have used a long list of equipment. Below it is an overview of my last cameras. Meanwhile I moved to Leica which combines many features as the excellent quality, size, value and soul.

 My Gear:

  • Leica CL 
  • Leica SL with 24-90mm
  • Leica M Typ 240
  • Leica Q Typ 116
  • Leica Noctilux f 0.95/50mm
  • Leica Summilux 1.4/35mm FLE
  • Leica Tri-Elmar WATE 4/16-18-21mm
  • Gitzo Monopod GM2561T
  • Manfrotto 190 Carbon
  • Gossen Mastersix lightmeter
  • Wotancraft Avenger Bag (new line)

 My personal list of cameras in the historical order:

  • Praktica (my first camera, actually not a good one.)
  • Mamiya 645 with 1.9/80mm
  • Minolta 9000 (my first AF, loved it)
  • Minolta 9xi (a big improvement regarding the AF speed)
  • Mamiya RZ with 65mm and 127mm (I took it even on travel but it’s huge)
  • Mamiya 6 with 50mm, 80mm and 150mm (6×6 for me it’s the best format and the M6 is a very small camera)
  • Fuji ZA (6×4,5 is not my favorite format but very nice small full automatic medium format camera)
  • Minolta Dynax 9 (Back to 35mm format, I loved the camera for street photos)
  • Noblex 135 (panoramic camera, very nice pictures with a rotating lens)
  • Canon 5d (well…not my camera. Good pictures out of the box but complicate in use and plastic feeling)
  • Sony Alpha 900 with Zeiss 24-70mm (poor image quality, did not match the expectations)
  • Mamiya ZD with 35, 45, 55, 80mm (medium format digital with a size of a Canon 5d. Very good image quality but only at ISO 50-400, and its painful slow)
  • Leica M9 with 24mm Summilux, 28mm Summicron, 35mm Summilux, 50mm Summilux
  • Leica M 240
  • Leica Q 116
  • Leica SL with 24-90mm