... I started to capture the world with a camera when I was a teenager and taught myself everything myself. My first camera was a used, analog Yashica. Until I finally had a usable photo, I used several 36-film films. It was always an excitement when you got the developed photos back from the lab: were they all crossed out in black? Five good photos .... okay ... the ambition was awakened and got away from the initial snap, I started composing pictures, read a lot of books, tried all possible settings and at some point I understood the interplay between ISO, exposure, time. I found digital photography early (2002), which fascinated me from the start. Today more photos are taken in one day than in a year before the digital age!
The time came when I wanted to give space to professionalism. I educated myself with books, tutorials, workshops, trips, photo editing courses and many master classes. At some point I even started giving courses and small workshops (in the field of business and portrait photography) myself. But photography remains an eternal learning process and I am always happy to discover something new! The lively exchange with the many different photographers in the Photographische Gesellschaft Winterthur and in various groups of photographers is a welcome source of knowledge.
My photos should arouse curiosity and capture the moment as a dear memory.
For almost thirty years I have been married to the best husband in the world, who actively supports me in the background and we are very proud of our two great sons and our beautiful daughter. The family also includes two completely spoiled, dictatorial cats.
I love sunrises and sunsets and their beautiful colors; I like the facets of gray in the fog or the purity of the snow, the tropical warmth of a beach, the sea and water in general, but above all the wonder of life in the eyes of humans and animals - I try to capture all of these with the camera .
I'm particularly taken with the very young life, there is nothing more beautiful than a newborn. It gives me great pleasure to give the young parents unforgettable memories of these moments. They're over too quickly!
In my opinion, photographing people is the most beautiful, but also the most challenging way to create a photograph. Children rarely keep still, adults are far too self-critical. A lot of work for a photographer - but worthwhile one that gives me an infinite amount back.