Can you please tell us something about yourself?
I was born in 1959 in Markschorgast near Kulmbach, Germany and visited the "Gymnasium". In 1977 I passed the entrance exam of the police. Since 2003 I dedicate myself to photography.
What do you think makes your photos different from those of other photographers? What makes your photos so appealing?
I think it is the different approach and stage-managing that makes my pictures look different. For me the impact of my images is of high importance. I want to make them memorable to the viewer. That's why I experiment a lot with light and the resulting mood.
Which artists and photographers inspired your work?
I was and am still inspired by H.R.Giger, Helnwein and Jan Saudek.
How do you get ideas for new photos?
My ideas come to me while sleeping, so to speak. I dream of them and try to translate the memory of the dream into photos.
Which Photoshop plugins do you use for enhancing your images?
My pictures partially live on their colors, which I refine and amplify in Photoshop with the help of layers. Concerning plugins, I use the nik filters and 55mm. For sharpening the end results I discovered FocalBlade.