About Me

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I am  a very passionate  photographer and despite having a full-time job, a lovely wife and 3 boys, I spend as much time as possible with my photography.

A little photographic history:

I bought my first camera in 1991 – the Canon EOS Rebel (Canon EOS 1000 in Europe). I entered the Digital world in 2001 (after my first son was born) with the glorious Minolta Dimage 7 – a 5.2 Megapixel camera. It was amazing for its time and I produced my Biggest Print Ever with that Minolta. In 2005 I switched back to Canon and purchased the Digital Rebel XT (EOS 350D in Europe) shooting with the kit-lens and an old 70-300 f/3.5-5.6 bought in the early 90′s for the analog SLR – this lens was also the reason why I decided for Canon and not Nikon. In 2007 I bought my first real lens, the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 which really pulled me in.

I haven’t started shooting regularly until 2008 when I moved with my family to Stamford, CT. NYC was very close-by and I never went there without my DSLR. I bought the Canon 5D Mark II in December 2008 and have shot nearly 100,000 pictures since then. I moved back to Switzerland in Summer 2009 which didn’t stop me from following my passion.

On a beautiful winter morning in December 2010 on my way to work and after a snow-storm had passed, I couldn’t just drive by that wonderful, magical light that was happening over the Lake of Zug and shot following picture that I later uploaded to the National Geographic web-site and forgot about it. It seems they liked it and named it “Photo of the Day” on January 8, 2011 and featured it as one of the 10 best pictures for that month.It later made it into the "Best Wallpapers of 2011" selection of National Geographic.

Most of my pictures are landscapes but I also very much enjoy photographing people. I have shot a few assignment and really enjoy the interaction with subjects that are less static than landscapes.

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Licensing:

I'm using the Creative Commons license, so people are free to use my pictures as long as it is not for commercial purposes – check details by following the link above. To license rights to use the photos for commercial purposes, contact me by either Email, Twitter or Google Voice.