Off We Go!!

June 26: I enter the office dressed in business attire and my colleague Torsten greets me with “T minus 2” instead of “good morning.” He’s been doing this for about two weeks now, counting down the days until the beginning of our world trip. I was quite confident and happy as long as the count […]

Photographing Mont St. Michel

The first destination on our recent trip to Brittany was the famous Le Mont Saint Michel. This medieval walled town built on a large granite rock is a world-renowned tourist attraction and is probably well-known to any photographer. Despite the heavy promotion by Brittany, the island lies on the east side of the small river […]

6 Months of Travel: What’s in the Camera Bag?

Believe me, choosing what to take and what to leave behind is not an easy task! If Katja and I turn all of our plans into reality the equipment will be subjected to a real beating and extreme environmental conditions. Here is what we’ve planned for the first four months: climb the highest peak in the Alps, go on a safari in the Serengeti, […]

North of the Arctic Circle

The water is turquoise and crystal clear, small fishing boats are swaying gently in the waves and the shoreline is adorned by colorful wooden fisher huts beautifully illuminated by the rising sun. Behind us cod is hung up on wooden racks for drying and rugged mountains rise steeply hundreds of meters and their snow-covered peaks glow […]