«Nature has to be felt,» said Alexander von Humboldt. And this feeling is also needed for wildlife photography. I have been traveling the African continent for almost 15 years. I especially like southern Africa. Every year I'm on the road for several weeks, during which I always go gamedriving with great joy and a lot of patience. I prefer to be on the road with an all-terrain vehicle, equipped with a roof tent and camping gear, so that I can pursue my passion as individually and independently as possible.
In recent years I have discovered reportage photography for myself. I love
to put people in the picture in a candid way, to tell their story - and thus to be able to change their lives positively. During a six-month sabbatical, I completed an internship in «Humanitarian
Photography» in Cape Town, which opened up new horizons for me.
The gift of life is also the focus of my pastoral work. And I see parallels between my two vocations: looking and listening closely, discovering, telling stories, working with life stories.
Deep down I remain a nomad. My dream is to live and work one day in southern Africa while having enough time to devote to photography, writing and storytelling about people, wildlife and nature.
I am on may way with a Nikon full frame and various lenses, love the filter system from Lee Filters, tripods from Gitzo and Flipside Backpacks from Lowpro.