Matthias Haltenhof was born in 1981 in Magdeburg, Germany. Here he went to school and finished his A level. During late school time he became interested in computers and started studying at the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences. In 2009 he finished his diploma in Information Science. Among others he worked for Mercateo, TAV Genthin and Dynamic Galleries. Right now he is learning Web-Development.
During his students time in 2005 he discovered photography. Quickly he found out that landscape and architecture photography interested him the most. Matthias is completely self-taught. He was active in several local photography groups. From 2005-2008 he led the "1. Fotoclub Köthen" and from 2007-2011 he founded and led the "Fotostammtisch Köthen". He taught photography in various workshops and at the adult education center.
Photography is a way of living for me. It is about being inspired every single day. Sense can be found in any element of my life. It is about trying out new styles, mastering techniques and developing myself as an artist. But there is one thing that is just stronger than all these arguments. It's fun.
Unlike many other landscape photographers, I don't photograph landscapes because I love to be there and I would also be there without a camera. Don't get me wrong, I really enjoy being out in the wilderness or exploring new cityscapes, but this is not the main reason why i go out. My motivation is photography, I want to create images and express my vision.
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