Wanja Wiese got his first camera in 1990, at the age of ten, a "Fujifilm DL-180 Tele". About 90% of his images were photographs of dogs.
The following years Wanja's grandpa Jali borrowed him his camera, a"Minolta Freedom III" every time his grandson visited Finland. Wanja took his first steps in landscape photography.
In december 2011 he spent all of his money and bought his first DSLR, the "Nikon D5000".
In summer 2014 Wanja was incredibly lucky to start working as the assistant to Ivo von Renner, He stayed there for a year and learned a lot from his mentor.
Wanja started shooting mostly animals, landscapes and flowers but became more and more interested in shooting architecture and people, after switching to Canon's "EOS-System" in 2014.
In 2017 he came up with digital manipulations, another good way to express himself.
Although Wanja still enjoys shooting dogs, he realized that taking portraits of people is great fun too.