2019 recap

2019 .... A  crazy, beautiful, inspiring, but also sad year. The year, like the last eight years, began with the annual pilgrimage to the BOOT show. As a man from Cologne, it's a love-hate relationship, because actually I only go to Düsseldorf in absolute emergencies, but BOOT show is simply the place to be for … Continue reading 2019 recap

Pride and sadness – Thanks Team Motpub for more than 30 years of printing

There are times when you have mixed emotions. I had a feeling of pride and sadness, when I was informed that one of my images has been chosen as the cover for the last printed issue of Dive Log Magazine which incorporated Sport Diving Magazine a few years ago. Dive Log will continue as a … Continue reading Pride and sadness – Thanks Team Motpub for more than 30 years of printing

Fighting for something you believe in?!

Facebook just reminded me of a piece of mine, which covered the fight of a community against an illegal mine on Pulau Bangka / North Sulawesi, that was published exactly 5 years ago. In 2014 we had just booked our first ever family vacation to Murex Resorts who operate resorts in Manado and on Pulau … Continue reading Fighting for something you believe in?!

How close is too close Part II

In part one of "How close is too close" I encountered the fastest fish of our ocean. In part II I encountered the biggest fish of our ocean. This whaleshark was still a youngster but his mouth was huge (aprox. 1 - 1,5 m wide). Shot during an assignment on the beautiful Amira in Triton … Continue reading How close is too close Part II

The love for remote places

Over the years I developed a kind of addiction for remote / super remote places. It´s a combination of my very early fascination for aviation and an adventurous heart that I somehow discovered when we started to dive. There is hardly a thing that I love more than being the only westerner on a bus, … Continue reading The love for remote places

Story behind the shot –

Splitlevel shots are, at least for me, without any doubt the most attractive imagery one can produce. They can have a huge impact by highlighting things that are above and below the surface. Hard coral gardens are unfortunately getting harder and harder to find these days.  During my last years trip to the beautiful island … Continue reading Story behind the shot –

Baliem Valley _ Dani Tribe

I haven´t used my blog since years, but I think it is about time and I have been forced to. I posted three images of my trip to the Dani Tribe (Baliem Valley - West Papua) on Facebook. The first two images were reported by a "friend" of mine and the third one was removed … Continue reading Baliem Valley _ Dani Tribe

Abenteuer West-Papua: Ahe Island und seine stationären Walhaie

Wie einige von Euch ja bereits wissen, geht es für mich, in Begleitung von Maik Solf (Aquaventure Tauchreisen), auf eine kleine Entdeckertour in den Norden West Papuas. Genauer gesagt in die Cenderawasih Bay. In dieser recht großen Bucht gibt es noch weitere kleine Inselgruppen wie z.B. die Harlem Islands zu der die Insel Ahe gehört. … Continue reading Abenteuer West-Papua: Ahe Island und seine stationären Walhaie

Voice of the Ocean – Photographer of the year

In diesem Jahr habe ich erstmals an einigen Fotowettbewerben teilgenommen. Beim "Voice of the ocean - Photographer of the year"-Wettbewerb habe ich mit diesen 3 Fotos teilgenommen Mit einem dieser Bilder habe ich es unter die "shortlisted" Fotografen geschafft. Unter den weiteren "shortlisted"  Fotografen waren eine Menge bekannte Wettbewerbs- bzw. Professionelle Fotografen wie Thomas Heckmann, … Continue reading Voice of the Ocean – Photographer of the year

Baggersee Diez oder “Der Schatz im Silbersee”

Am vergangenen Sonntag war es zum ersten Mal so weit. Ich ging mit meinem Tauchverein, den Tauchfreunden Nemo, auf Tour. Unser Ziel sollte der Baggersee Diez sein. Die Internetrecherche ergab meist gute Sichtweiten, eine gute Infrastruktur und das ein oder andere Highlight. Nach einer recht kurzen Anreise erreichten wir die Einfahrt zum See. Dort zahlten … Continue reading Baggersee Diez oder “Der Schatz im Silbersee”