"In compositing genre I realized that one has to master light if they want convincing results!"
The feedback was absolutely astonishing and many others of those websites wanted to write something about me (including print media etc.). Meanwhile, I was even contracted by a news agency to handle requests. Just crazy.
How did you start photography and especially, what brought you to flash?
Photography was always important in my life. My father was an experienced hobby-photographer and founded at least two local photography-associations. So I grew up in an environment of cameras, magazines, lenses, self-made cameras, darkrooms and funny weddings.? I wasn't very excited back then about those films and development processes. It was such a fiddling in my eyes. The importance of photography changed into joy when I was holding my first digital camera in my hands. The fire sparked off and a long journey begun, a journey through lots of camera systems, techniques, experiences and finally software products. In February 2011, I decided to take a step across the border of plain photography. Before I started to create those funny compositings, I was a serious "straight out of cam - fully open aperture - available light photographer" (even with an expensive Leica rangefinder as an instrument). But when I entered the compositing genre I realised pretty quick: One has to master light if you want to obtain convincing results. My first flash steps were taken with Nikon SB900s and other units in this class. My flash exploration led me through different products and brands to finally the Elinchrom Studio systems and of course the Elinchrom Quadra. And I guess I finally found my way.