The first serious camera I held in my hands was my father´s Canon AE-1 in 1984. Ever since, I had been fascinated by photography. However, the years to come were primarily dominated by my devotion to playing piano and composing music, finally leading to a fairly successful career as an electronic musician under the pseudonym “teamore” and a strong involvement in Berlin´s netaudio-scene, which peaked in the foundation of the netlabel and netaudio-community “pulsar.cc”, a royalty-free party-concept called “net-lag” and a series of festivals I was organizing in Berlin and London.
Shortly after the replacement of my dusty old Canon AE-1 with my first DSLR, a Canon 400D, my passion for photography received its next substantial impetus from a trip to Granada in 2007. My arousing interest for portraying people and places led to an aggregation of studio equipment and finally to again replacing my camera. The Canon 5D II (along with an EF 24-105mm 4.0L) I purchased in preparation of a trip to Japan in February 2011 is the camera I still work with today.