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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.

 

Discarded Shoes
Discarded Shoes
Düsseldorf, Germany
Emotional Security
Emotional Security
Tel Aviv, Israel
Gazing Tiger
Gazing Tiger
Bangkok, Thailand
Lady Balloons
Lady Balloons
Berlin, Germany
Solution to the Fight
Solution to the Fight
Bangkok, Thailand
Two Crews
Two Crews
Düsseldorf, Germany

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