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The power of images is mighty and leaves no one unaffected. I am pretty aware of that. Hence I am seeing my photographs first and foremost as a document of our planet, of a culture, of a moment I captured by the help of digital celluloid. Techniques putting a photo’s touch with reality at risk, like tone ,apping or excessive retouching, I am refusing categorically as they are nothing but a tool for artificial sensationalism. Suchlike work is nothing but a computer created picture that barely bears traces of the photography trade. Is there a difference between McDonalds and watching photos? Well, photos surely got fewer calories and you don't get fat when looking at them, but nowadays, in times of the internet and digital photography, most of the people are only consuming images like an everyday lunch meal. As soon as they are continuing browsing/reading/whatever they are all-too often simply throwing away what they've seen without thinking about what they were allowed to witness without leaving their comfy chair. Photographically I do what I want and what I feel like. That includes the portrayal of a person the same way like taking a finely adjusted capture of a swimming pool inside an abandoned Soviet military base. However my biggest passion are volcanoes, their massive power, their creational potential plus the everlasting fight between hot and cold, fire and ice, the death bringing forces of the earth and the ever reviving nature. That philosophy takes me around the world, that philosophy stands behind my photos, that is my driving force. If you want to buy any of my images then please get in touch with me through my website www.xflow.eu/en/contact.
  • Canon EOS 1D X
  • Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
  • Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
  • Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L II IS USM
  • Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM EXT
  • Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM
  • Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Art
  • Canon SpeedLite 580ex II

Berlin's metro lines 1 - 6

Published March 22nd, 2014

Together with my photographer friend Torsten Goltz I am portraying Berlin's metro stations. So far we had the honour to showcase the lines 1 to 6, except the 5. The project idea is actually nothing new hence for myself I tightened technical things by using strictly aperture f/1.4 and a focal lenght of 24mm, meaning solely using Canon's EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM.

You can see the full photo report featuring each line of Berlin's U lines on my website, but here's a small selection of the best images. And always remember, it's all about 24mm and f/1.4

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Kamchatka - Russia's wild East

Published June 8th, 2013

The Russian peninsula Kamchatka is the world's largest crematorium, meaning, it's got the highest densitiy of active volcanoes in the world. Kamchatka's fire mountains formed its land and I kindly invite you to have a photographic travel through this magic land - with a couple of photos here on 500px as well as the full story showing all photos on my website.

http://www.xflo.net/en/2012/12/18/kamchatka-dossier/

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Iceland

Published May 16th, 2012

At the end of a journey leading almost all around the island, I travelled more than 3800 kilometres through landscapes that nowadays still appear like at the time of God’s creation. For some people Iceland automatically means something like an artically cold island with all-season mulled wine service but it’s so much more. I was lucky to have weather, spring and the midnight sun on my side; two major ingredients to put the following photo documentary of a worldwide unique place, located at the interface of American and Eurasian continental plate as well as Atlantic and Artic Ocean, in the perspective of God’s eternal creation.

Here's more to see and read about Iceland.

http://www.xflo.net/en/2008/06/25/iceland-dossier/ (english)

http://www.xflo.net/2008/06/25/iceland-dossier/ (deutsch)

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Papua New Guinea

Published May 14th, 2012

Impressions from East New Britan, an island of the Papua New Guinea archipelago, where I've been in July/August 2011. Luckily local volcano Tavurvur put up a show and showed some impressive ash eruptions. It's been active for a couple of days only as since 2009 it showed no activity at all.

You can see and read more about this wonderful part of the world on my website

http://www.xflo.net/en/2011/08/31/tavurvur-volcano-rabaul/

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Impressions from Berlin I

Published November 8th, 2011

Some of my followers will surely remember the one or other photograph, but here's collection of my latest work featuring the city at my doorstep: Berlin.

Here's the full article on my website -->

http://www.xflo.net/en/2011/11/08/berlin-photos/ (eng)

http://www.xflo.net/2011/11/08/berlin-photos/ (deu)

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