Amateur photographer, based in Hamburg, Germany.
Main subjects are abstracts, macros, nature, decay. Did headshots, portraits and some theatre photography before.
Henrik Zawischa is my real name, the username zakkinen stems from a pseudonym (Henkki Zakkinen) I invented years ago during a silly little fun project. For years now I used it to keep my photography and my career as an IT professional apart. Meanwhile I don’t see much point in it any more. I will never be a photo pro, it will stay a hobby.
Born in the days of film, I unfortunately didn’t do much more that take some holiday snapshots and send them in for development at first. A darkroom I entered only once, and though I found it intriguing, other interests distracted me quickly. Only since I bought my first digital camera on 2005 photography became a more serious hobby. I have some studio experience, mainly headshots and portraits, photographed theatre and cityscapes. Recently I focus on macro and still life, not because I like this better, but more sure to circumstances. I do not need much planning and can do it on my own. For post-processing I use Photoshop and Lightroom. More than using pre-canned effects I like to know and understand what works how and apply this manually.
I enjoy looking at photos as much as taking and taking photos. My time and options to travel are limited, so I enjoy travelling with you out there bringing the world to my screen. As for my own work, I am pretty open regarding subjects, limits are time and cowardice.
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