My goal as concerns nature photography is not that of setting up an archive with innumerable pictures. On the contrary, my desire is to work on improving my techniques of taking photographs of animals and plants in the countryside and landscapes I am most familiar with. For this reason, I am focused on the flora and fauna to be found at my doorstep in the Rhine Valley. A second location dear to my heart – my second doorstep, so to speak – lies in Scotland. Since 1997 I have been visiting my friends and fellow nature photographers Laurie Campbell and Neil McIntyre to whom I am my beholden for my strong ties to that country and its natural treasures of animals and plants.
In 1986 I gained membership in the Association of German Nature Photographers (GDT), for more than 3 years I was a member of the board and since 2008 I have headed a local branch therof.
My photographs have been successful in national and international competitions. Some of the prizes I have won: several “Highlights” in the “European Nature Photographer of the Year” and in the “Nature’s Best”- competition (USA) – 1st price in the international competition “Glanzlichter 2008” (mammals) – winner in the competition run by Nature’s Best “Backyards 2009” – and in 2010 I was awarded the “Fritz Poelking Award” in the competition “Glanzlichter”.
My latest successes: In 2017 two of my pictures were awarded with a “Highly Commended” at the Bio photo contest and I won the 5th place at the contest Naturschätze Europas.