I am shooting photos since my early childhood and my hobby has been growing ever since then. In the mid seventies when I begun, everything was quite elementary and conducive to learn the photographical basics. The unconscious starting point of my enthusiasm about freezing the world in moments was when I grabbed the Zeiss Ikon camera from my father in the mid seventies and started shooting. It never let me go. Very symptomatic is my willingness to get full control on what I am doing. Before digital cameras came up, I did a self-study of black and white film technology which related to the „zone system“. I could not find a better teacher and coach than from a former student of Ansel Adams.