I was born in a small town in Middle Franconia, Bavaria, in 1961.
Since 1987 I have been devoting myself to Nature photography, and in the course
of the past years I gathered some considerable photo archives, which I decided to
put on the market via Picture agencies and publishing companies in 1994.
Photographs of mine have since been published worldwide in books, magazines,
periodicals, calendars and brochures as well as on advertising banners.
In 1995, my photograph “The great spotted woodpecker in action” has been a
highly commended in the “BBC-Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition”.
The picture won an award for being one of the best nature documents of the year.
My favoured motives I find in the neighbourhood of my residential town and in the
Bavarian Forest, but also in the rest of Germany as well as in other European
countries like France, Holland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Scotland and Spain.
Now and then I also visit countries outside Europe such as the Dominican Republic,
Egypte, Kenya, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and in Northern Africa.
I work with Canon equipment:
My favorite camera is the EOS 5 Mark III. I use lenses from 16-500 mm plus converter
1.4 x. Previously, my favorite film of Fuji Velvia 50 and Fuji Sensia II was because of
its superb sharpness and brilliant color. Since 2003, I shoot exclusively digital.
Another important part of a nature photographer equipment are safe and reliable
tripods. For this reason I use tripods from the house GITZO and carbon tripods from
What I am concerned about and what I should recommend reflecting upon:
The ever increasing technical progress and the growing greed for power and money
causes our ecosystem to be endangered as never before.
What I have got on my mind in particular is the destruction of the tropical rain forests
with the ensuing disappearance of ever more species of animals and plants for instance
in South America and Borneo as well as the over fishing of the oceans and the pollution
of the air, the rivers and lakes.
Therefore I should suggest to everybody to support environmental organizations and
associations for the protection of nature such as CCPY in Brazil, Environmental Defence
Fund in USA, Milieudefensie Friends of the Earth in Holland, Sahabat Alam Malaysia/Penang,
Friends of the Earth in GB, GLOBAL 2000 in Austria, PROBE International in Canada, Survival
International in GB, Rainforest Information Center in Australia, Robin Wood in Germany,
Pro Regenwald e.V. in Germany, WWF etc.