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You make change or it makes you
Artist // Hobbyist // Photography
  • Oct 3
  • Germany
  • Deviant for 14 years
  • He / Him
My Bio

Photography was my first passion. Although I developed many more, it remained my constant companion and source of inspiration over the years.

I am an amateur photographer, as in "it is my hobby"… a word with an Arabic origin, which translates to "my love”.

Looking for Prey

My profession is not in the arts, I therefore don’t care that much about presentation and consistency of style. Photography offers so many paths, and I am interested in almost every one of them. So I experiment and don’t limit myself to one or the other, but I am being a bit disingenuous… I find myself shooting street more than anything else.

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My fascination with street photography stems from its story telling quality… short but real stories. To me it marks the difference between an actor portraying a person that engages our interest and the person themselves. If the movie makers did a good job, you would like to meet the person behind the story… in most cases, at least (I am not keen on meeting any of the psychopaths Hannibal Lecter is based on).

DeviantArt has been my artistic home for more than a decade. I made many friends here with whom I share my passion, and am happy to be back again and again and again…

Horse Head

Favourite Visual Artist
Henri Cartier-Bresson, Vivien Meier
Favourite Movies
Fight Club, Sinning in the Rain, To Kill a Mocking Bird
Favourite TV Shows
Devs, The Mandelorian … too many ( yes I like Friends too )
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Igor Stravinsky, Claude Debussy, Sergei Prokofiev… again too many
Favourite Books
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Favourite Writers
Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett, Stephen Fry
Favourite Games
Magic the Gathering
Tools of the Trade
Macs, iPhones and iPads
Other Interests
Film, Music, Dance, World Affairs, Travel
Very little movement this week, yet I have one shot I would like to show off. Work by: ~kingmouf ( Have a great weekend! :iconThe-Yard-Collective:
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What a long month to have five FNSs. So, here are the last shots for this month, enjoy! Works by: `burningmonk (  :iconVermontster: Have a sunny Weekend! :iconThe-Yard-Collective:
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Friday is here again and so is FNS. Enjoy! Works by: ~leingad (  :iconvseger:  :iconsiddhartha19: Have a wonderful Weekend! :iconThe-Yard-Collective:
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