- Born 1961 in Vienna
- Study of voice at the Hochschule für Musik (now Universität für Musik u. darst Kunst) 1979 – 1986
- Member of the Austrian Radio Choir 1986 – 1990
- Marketing and customer relations in the Wiener Flötenwerkstatt since 1988.
- 2008 – 2010 Photography course at the Fotoschule Wien.
- 2009 Training as media designer at the WIFI Vienna.
Short biography in photography
Born and raised in Vienna, photography has accompanied me since childhood.
Originally I am a musician, I studied voice pedagogy at the University of Music in Vienna. My main job is in the Wiener Flötenwerkstatt, which I have been running together with Werner Tomasi for more than 30 years.
With the possibilities that professional SLR cameras offer, my hobby has grown into a profession.
At the Fotoschule Wien I took a two-year photography course and at WIFI Wien I trained as a media designer.
My photographic interests are:
- People – not only portraits of artists but also reportage
- Architecture and landscape
When I was in my early twenties my father gave me a Minolta X-700. I loved it very much and made black and white prints in our bathroom with my uncle’s old enlarger.
Later I took pictures with the Nikon Coolpix 950. The special thing about this camera is that it has a rotating mechanism for the lens, which gives the photographer interesting options.
At the beginning of the 2000s the Canon EOS 300 came out, the first digital SLR in the consumer sector and thus affordable for me. Compared to the Minolta, however, it rather disappointed me.
A few years before I learned about the Sony Mavica in the Sony House in Tokyo and bought it. As storage medium it uses 3 inch floppy disks, hence the somewhat unusual shape.
With the Canon EOS 30D came the step into the semi-professional area. This camera was the motivation for me to take an education in photography. I completed the photography course at the Fotoschule Wien.
The Canon EOS 5D II and the Canon EOS 5D IV followed, with which I photograph today. These cameras leave almost nothing to be desired. It is astonishing in how short a time such great progress in camera technology has been possible: e.g. the EOS 5D II has an ISO is the unit for the light sensitivity of the camera's storage medium. For analog cameras this is the film speed, for digital cameras it is the sensor speed. The higher the ISO value, the more light sensitive the sensor or film is, i.e. the less light is required. This allows to take pictures in the evening and even at... [...] range of 50 to 25,600, the EOS 5D IV up to 150,000!