ask me anything (12 posts)

are you proud of your publications?

a bit, but. it’s flattering to see a photograph published. having been selected as a photographer/supplier a few times by old-school agencies who claim to meet highest standards…

behind the scenes impression available?

i took a shot of traffic cones in front of the caledonian hotel in oban on our scotland trip. we were accompanied by our beagle who decided to…

what gear do you use?

have a look at this table. it’s made from memory, so completeness ist not guaranteed: camera lens other current: fujifilm x-e2 iphone se fujinon xf 23/1,41 fujinon xf…

what’s your keeper ratio?

can’t say. depends on too many factors, mainly occasion and mood. not to be generalized, but a fresh impression may be my last weekend trip to amsterdam: i…

do you show all your photos on this website?

no. in particular i don’t show any family (exception: the dog) and none of the (few) weddings i did.

can you tell what you think about street photography?

big fan. you may consider my photos that depict people as street and/or candid photography. or in some cases both (at least there’s hardly ever posing or arranging…

what’s your opinion on iphone photography?

the picture counts. in many cases it’s better to have a photo taken with a phone cam than no photo (btw: after experiencing both several iphones and a…

did your equipment ever got lost or stolen?

stolen: never. once left the bag in a train on arrival in copenhagen. fortunately could pick it up 2 days later in malmö where the train was headed…

what’s the highest risk for loosing or damaging your gear?

rain. i experienced two incidents. fortunately in both cases the camera continued working the next day (1st case/south africa: only in av, 2nd case/london: with a very sensitive…

are the photos on this website really in correct (reverse chronological) order?

dates should be correct in most cases since 2002 (manually copied from exif). the dates of photos taken on film are estimations. in case of two or more…

you fancy the digital darkroom?

yes. imo a raw file is just an interim result. like a film negative. i process every photo manually. in the vast majority of cases a bit of…

can you share any insights to the business of selling news photos?

nearly none (just a few months of agency experience as a student, primarily assigned to politics). three come into mind: there’s a wide range in how to inform…