the images always originate in my head, then I try to implement them.
as close as possible to the inner image and with my personal sense for aesthetic.
even at the beginning of photography, the images have been finished by means of all resources available. in the laboratory they used dodge and burn. contrast was regulated.
artists experimented with chemicals, bleaching, toning, colouring
this has always fascinated me and I am still convinced, that the creation of a picture does not end with pressing the shutter release.
with state of the art technology every single pixel can be changed.
the sky is the limit to the imagination nowadays.
following the 4 years of my education to become a photographer I concerned myself vigorously digital image editing.
photoshop was not really usable at that time.
I started off with quantel and unix systems. paintbox and alias eclipse.
there have been many developments in the meantime,
but one thing will never change.
you need to be able to recognize beauty.
to develop this ability is my goal.
of course I shot my fare share of sunsets and macro pictures.
sometimes the beauty of the moment forces you to do so.
but in general it is my belief that the world has seen enough macro and nature pictures and therefor I am not encouraged to take the picture no. 2 billion of a poppy.
photographers I admire, display their own style with a high recognition value.