Light and colour have always fascinated me. Alongside oil and acrylic paintings, the way in which photography can be used to capture lighting effects and visual structures has always been paramount to my interest in the medium. The interplay of natural light on natural opaque and translucent surfaces and bodies led me to macro photography, a key component of my work as a specialist for reconstructive/aesthetic dentistry. In countless presentations, courses and workshops both at home and abroad, I have regularly presented and passed on over 30 years of experience in the use of analogue and digital full-frame camera systems, inspired from the work and post-production of numerous outstanding photographers.
Unlike macro photography, which focuses on miniature structures in order to achieve documentary perfection, large-format landscape and nature photography offers much more room for artistic expression. Digital techniques enable negatives to be rendered as perfect interpretations that provide a balance of elegance and playful effortlessness.
The original meaning of the term ‘aesthetics’ is the technique of perfect perception. Beauty, by contrast, is a manifestation of joy in perfection. For me, achieving beauty and aesthetics in a work or photo is both an aspiration and a challenge.
This is why I primarily use a high-quality digital medium format system (Leica S). The quality of the lenses and the exceptionally natural representation of sharp and soft focus, colour dynamics and sophisticated components are ideal for outdoor use and result in high-quality images reminiscent of pigment-based paintings (https://www.leica-camera.blog/de-ch/2021/07/30/der-perfektionist/).
In comparison to full-frame or 35-mm formats, the medium format offers very natural-looking perspectives thanks to the use of longer focal lengths with the same image sections.
I prefer to use a 70-mm focal length paired with a 120-mm tilt-shift lens and a panoramic tripod head for large-format landscape images. Being able to set the exact vertical position of the image sections using the shift function without incurring any distortion substantially expands the creative spectrum.
Multi-axis panoramic heads can be used to adjust image sizes and image sections in order to meet exact requirements. Precise work combined with precise equipment and a thorough understanding of the techniques used are essential for creating excellent photos. While these are the prerequisites, it is ultimately the right light in the right place at the right time that is the secret to capturing superb shots. My training in analogue photography techniques has been – and continues to be – highly beneficial.
At the same time, medium format is particularly suitable for achieving exceptionally soft focus areas in an image. Blurring and soft focus are integral to our perception of images, and the smooth transition from sharp to soft focus is an intriguing quality. This can be highlighted in particular through the use of a 120-mm macro lens set to its widest aperture.
The aim for every shot is firstly to achieve the perfect result through the camera’s eye, and secondly to find an interpretation that satisfies the subjective eye of the viewer. The viewer’s eyes are persistently drawn across the entire visual space in a natural way. It is only after experiencing the whole image that the viewer can gain an overall impression of how the sharp and soft focus areas resonate with one another. Every image captured has an internal dynamic of its own, thereby providing ample space for the subjective interpretation of the impression of the scene.
The mesmerising aspect of this type of photography is the unlimited interplay between light and colours. It is a form of music recorded by the eyes.
The images are most effective as large-format art prints. They are designed especially for this purpose (printing onto glass or canvas).
I trust that you will enjoy viewing the images in the gallery.
About the images on this website
The photos on this website cannot be displayed in their original size. We use the following image formats: 3:2, 16:9, 3:1, 4:1 and 5:1. Images are available in widths of 7,500 to over 30,000 pixels. Please do not hesitate to contact me for in-depth information about image sizes and resolutions.
Have you found an image that you like and wish to hang on your wall? I will be happy to prepare a quote for you. Please direct all enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the following information in your enquiry: Subject, size and media (canvas, glass, frame). I will then send you a quote with further information about the licensing.