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Biography

In touch with photography for more than forty years, photography is just a pure passion, well connected with the job and focused on travel and landscape photography. Gerd studies automation system engineering and works as an international consultant in the energy business.

He got his first camera in the middle of the 1970s and became an ardent photographer quickly. It was a 15-year-old second-hand 35 mm viewfinder camera with interchangeable lenses. Beginning with Black & White negative film he made his first experience with photography.

Apart from photography as an art, he decided to learn the photographic secrets of the chemical process, the darkroom handcraft, and the post-processing after shooting. He studies the key figures in handling the wet process, darkroom manipulation of negatives as well as photo prints and enlarging photo prints. Finally, he furnished his darkroom.

Years later, he replaced the viewfinder with a brand new state-of-the-art SLR camera with additional lenses and turned from Black & White negative to colour diapositive film. The high contrast, brilliant colours and high image resolution guaranteed stunning slideshows on numerous events.

In the new century, the time was right now and he moved from analogue to digital photography. Darkrooms are obsolete now and digital imaging is state of the art. In this new and exciting generation of photography, he became inspired by the new advantage and challenges in the modern photographic age. The boundaries in creative photography are more open than ever before.

As an international consultant, he travels around the world frequently. That allows him to combine his job and his passion, to take pictures from various locations all over the world. The inspiration for his photographs comes from the people he meets and the places he visits.

"A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes."
Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)