Ars Silentium Photography


Ars Silentium

Nature has always played a significant part in my life.
I spent a lot of time in the woods in my childhood, marvelling at the surrounding beauty.
The urge to capture the beauty of nature was a logical next step for me.
But it took some years until I picked up a camera to capture what I liked. The first years were harsh and unforgiving. Communicating my thoughts through photos was anything but a simple undertaking. The same goes for composition and post-processing. It was learning by doing, again and again.
Photography is an endless way where advancing never stops. Enhancing composition or attempting new things you tried not yet to dare. My greatest critic is myself, and I fail more than I succeed. It is this that keeps me going. To get better.

I do like British landscape photography. Joe Cornish's book 'First Light: A Landscape Photographer's Art' was an eye-opener for me. It should be in every landscape photographer's possession. His book helped me a lot along my path.
Over the years, my path led me to stunning locations in the high north of Europe. The untamed landscapes enchanted me. And they stirred something in me that is hard to explain. It might be the solitude and quietness, which is missing these days in more busy Central Europe.
You can read about my trip to the Faroe Islands at on landscape photography magazine. I also wrote an article about my adventures in Bornholm, a Danish island east of the mainland.
Nowadays, I shoot close to home. I love exploring the woods and the countryside. There is more than big vistas, unicorns, and rainbows. Intimate landscape photos are often more satisfying and also more challenging.
Ansel Adams said: “Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution.”

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