Since my childhood I was fascinated by the world of plants and animals so some day I was looking for a way how to catch and trap these living creatures by taking photos. My first steps in photography have been realized with a secondhand Nikon F 801 I have bought during my studies in biology. In the beginning I used it mainly to make photos of the cheeky edible dormice we’ve found while checking the breeders of the chickadees. After some time the camera changed from being a tool of documentation into a means of expression for emotions, feelings and spirit. Painting with light is a creative and fascinating possibility (digital) photography offers and I am very curious to see to which places this road will lead in the future.
I am a typical country-refugee and moved with my family from the city of Frankfurt (the German Manhattan) to the Forest of Odes. I am still charmed by the wideness of the landscape, the beauty of colors, the contrast between wild and cultivated nature and - last not least – the neighbourhood to the performers of my photos. For that reason I gladly accept the long distance to the labour office or to the next cinema or just to a local pub.
Why do I try to link literature and nature? I was always feeling like a bookworm and this little word-construct is already showing that poetry and biology complement each other perfectly. This fact was already well-known from the people in the past, especially in the Romantic period, but 200 years later we wouldn’t touch the word ‘romanticism’ with a barge pole.
In the 21st Century science and research is characterized as a compulsion for specification and we are drowning in the self-created flood of data. What is missing is the general view, which is only possible in an abstract, relaxed and confident work and living environment. In this sense I want to invite you to enjoy this website learning to be a modern romanticist, who may perceives “whatever holds, the world together in its inmost folds.”
On that note I wish all visitors a lot of fun and new knowledge by browsing through these pages.