Hello and welcome to my website.
I´m an amateur photographer based in Dortmund, Germany.
My photos were snatched over the years during forays into the world.
Me @ Work
I never vignet my photographs.
Vignetting means to fade out unwanted parts of a photograph to draw the attention of the viewer to the main subject of the photograph.
Every time I see vignetting in other people´s photographs, I cringe. A photograph is always made worse by a vignette.
If parts of a photograph can be faded out, then they don´t belong to that photograph.
Why are photographs rectangular ? Rectangular things are easy to manufacture and transport. That's it ? That's all ?
Earth, Cameras, and me
The world is an amazing place, 5.4 billion years old, 3.5 billion years of evolution, thousands of years of human culture and technical development. Then there are these modern cameras, which are nothing short of wizadry. With that in mind I'm always hesitant to claim, I "created" an image. I´m only the middleman.
Beware of photographers, who ...
...vignet their photographs.
...sign there photographs, especially if the signature is curvated and elegant.
...include the word "art" in the title of their social media pages.
...share photographs of their gear.
Dear street photographers in New York,
your photos are not good photos just because they are from New York.
What is the point ...
...of making another photo of the Taj Mahal ?