Glaciers, volcanoes, and their surrounding landscapes were the topics which interested me most as a child. Although this interest diminished for some time, within the last decade of my life it has come back with the same level of passion and fascination as when I was young.
Furthermore, abstract art has always fascinated me. Unfortunately, my talent as a painter is limited. But throughout the years photography has become my brush to create the pictures I always wanted to paint. Finally, with the development of drone photography completely new capabilities have arisen to create abstract art like images.
About glaciers and volcanoes
Today global warming is heavily affecting the glaciers on our planet. By end of the century half of the gentle white giants of today will be gone. Somehow, I feel responsible to conserve their beauty before they vanish and create fine art images of their structures and patterns and how they form the landscape.
On the other side volcanoes and geothermal areas are the places where you can observe in real time how mother nature gives birth to new ground and landscapes. What all these places have in common, is the fact, that if you take the right perspective, the photos become art like abstract paintings from mother nature.
Become more sustainable
The topics of climate change, climate crisis and global warming have become one of the most important challenges on our planet. As a keynote speaker, holding a PhD in business administration (University of St.Gallen - Switzerland) on change management, in combination with my photography, I try to influence people to become more sustainable. Not only think about the topic of global warming from a negative perspective, but towards a positive mindset to be the generation of change to save the beauty of mother nature that we are otherwise going to lose in the near future.
This is the focus of my work as a documentary photographer, climate artist and speaker.
What can you expect
 Abstract Iceland - Glacier Series
A set of abstract landscape photos from the glaciers of Iceland which are also covered in my book "Abstract Iceland".
 Abstract Iceland - Iceberg Series
Icebergs from different locations in Iceland. From Diamond Beach and along the south coast with its beautiful glacier lagoons.
 Abstract Iceland - Liquid Series
One of the most fascinating things are the streams leading from the glaciers towards the ocean once the ice becomes liquid. The series covers this in a variety of different facets.
 Abstract Iceland - Lava Series
From the 2021 Fagradalsfjall eruption a set of abstract lava photos showing all kinds of different patterns mother nature is forming giving birth.
 Abstract Iceland - Geothermal Series
The series shows different places in Iceland with their abstract patterns caused by geothermal activity underneath the ground.
 The Zugspitze Series
The "Nördlicher Schneeferner" (Northern Snow Glacier) is one of the last four glaciers in Germany and in focus in this abstract series.
 The Icelandic Ice Cave Series
The blue and clear ice inside an Icelandic ice cave forms wonderful and abstract patterns.
 The Etna Series
Around Mt. Etna volcano is a region which is said to be one of the oldest geothermal areas of the volcano and source for wonderful abstract landscape images.
 Inside Morteratsch Glacier Series
From an ice cave in Switzerland comes a series of abstract shots.
 The Aletsch Glacier Series
From one of the most iconic glacier streams in the world comes a series of abstract landscape shots.
 The Pasterze Series
An abstract series from Austria's largest glacier.
 Inside Mittelbergferner Series
A series of wonderful abstract shots from an ice cave at the snout of Mittelbergferner in Austria.
 The Stone Glacier Series
Abstract patterns from a wonderful glacier in the Canton Bern in Switzerland.
 The Huefi Glacier Series
One of the most amazing glaciers in the alps. The Huefi glacier in Switzerland and it's wonderful abstract patterns.
 The Matterhorn Ice Cave Series
Fresh out of the camera comes this abstract series of shots from an ice cave right underneath the famous and iconic Matterhorn in Switzerland.
 The Gorner Glacier Series
The wonderful white Gorner glaciers stands as a vanishing masterpiece of frozen ice, adorned with abstract patterns that mesmerzize all who behold them.
 The Findel Glacier Series
The glacier, with its dark greyish surface, reveals itself as a mysterious work of art by nature. The abstract formations create an aura of enigma, captivating with their mysterious allure.
 The Diamond Beach Series
Abstract images of glacial ice against black volcanic sand from Diamond Beach in Iceland, evoking a sense of surreal wonder.
 Abstract Franconia
A little homage to the place I live and where I come from in Northern Bavaria. Shots from our holy "mountain" Walberla, the caves and the landscape in Franconian Switzerland.
 Summer 2023
More to come.