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About me

My interest in photography is still quite young. I bought my first mirrorless camera (a Samsung NX300) in 2014 but for three years, I had no clear idea of what to photograph. In early 2017, a friend of mine posted a portrait of a girl carrying a mannequin on her Instagram. She had met the girl in the city and took only one shot of her. This portrait appealed to me much more than all her other - more staged - portraits. I asked myself how this kind of photography might be called and suddenly the term 'street photography' popped up in my head. When I googled it I saw all the stunning pictures of the genre and instantly knew what I wanted to do... I started to do some black and white pictures. But in May 2017, I went on a trip to New York City. Since I wanted to catch the unique colours of the city I turned to colour photography and I sticked to this focus since. All street photographs are candid and unstaged. All people portraits are spontaneous encounters. I am based in Düsseldorf and many of my pictures are made here. Apart from my hometown so far I also enjoyed photographing in Hamburg, Berlin, London, NYC, Bangkok and Chiang Mai. My main camera is the Ricoh GR. I love its small size and the light weight, the fast autofocus and the silent shutter. The 28mm focal length is sometimes hard, but I also like that it challenges you to get real close. It is important to me to have a camera that I can (and actually will) always take with me, and the Ricoh GR is perfect for that. Additionally, I use a Fujifilm X-T2 with a F2 50mm lens for some situations which require a larger focal length.

 

Poles
Poles
Düsseldorf, Germany
Pole 6
Pole 6
Düsseldorf, Germany
Posters
Posters
Düsseldorf, Germany
Pole 4
Pole 4
Düsseldorf, Germany
Pole 3
Pole 3
Düsseldorf, Germany
Pole 5
Pole 5
Düsseldorf, Germany
Pole 2
Pole 2
Düsseldorf, Germany
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