The background

 

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 art work I always wanted to paint. Finally, with the development of drone photography completely new capabilities have arisen to create abstract art. 

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 completely 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 by abstract paintings of 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 art work, 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 an artist, as documentary photographer, and as a speaker. 


What can you expect

[1] Iceland Glacier Series

A set of abstract landscape photos from the glaciers of Iceland which are also covered in my book "Abstract Iceland".


[2] Iceland Iceberg Series

Icebergs from different locations in Iceland. From Diamond Beach and along the south coast with its beautiful glacier lagoons. 


[3] 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.


[4] 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.


[5] Iceland Geothermal Series

The series shows different places in Iceland with their abstract patterns caused by geothermal activity underneath the ground. 


[6] Zugspitze Series

The "Nördlicher Schneeferner" (Northern Snow Glacier) is one of the last four glaciers in Germany and in focus in this abstract series. 


[7] Icelandic Ice Cave Series

The blue and clear ice inside an Icelandic ice cave forms wonderful and abstract patterns.


[8] 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. 


[9] Diavolezza Series

Abstract patterns inside an ice cave and glacial structures from the "ballroom of the alps".

[10] Aletsch Glacier Series

From one of the most iconic glacier streams in the world comes a series of abstract landscape shots.  


[11] Pasterze Series

An abstract series from Austria's largest glacier.


[12] Mittelberg Glacier Series I

A series of wonderful abstract shots from ice caves at the snout of Mittelbergferner in Austria.


[13] Stein Glacier Series

Abstract patterns from a wonderful glacier in the Canton Bern in Switzerland.


[14] Huefi Glacier Series

One of the most amazing glaciers in the alps. The Huefi glacier in Switzerland and it's wonderful abstract patterns.


[15] 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.


[16] 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.


[17] 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. 


[18] Diamond Beach Series

Abstract images of glacial ice against black volcanic sand from Diamond Beach in Iceland, evoking a sense of surreal wonder. 


[19] Abstract Franconia Series

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.


[20] Hochkönig Glacier Series

The Hochkönig Glacier used to be one of the most beautiful plateau glaciers in the alps. Due to global warming it is almost gone. Still there are some wonderful abstract perspectives to be saved for the future.


[21] Litli-Hrutur Eruption Series

The very first hours of the Litli-Hrutur Eruption in Iceland in July 2023. Amazing shots from all kind of perspectives. Enjoy the show!


[22] Schwarze Milz Glacier Series

The last glacier in the Allgäu alps is about to vanish. The series documents the beauty of this little gem.


[23] Iceland Summer 2023 Series

Abstract rivers and streams along with geothermal landscapes are part of this edition. 


[24] Hoher Sonnblick Series

An abstract series from the Goldberg and Kleinfleiss glacier in the Hohe Tauern region in Austria.

[25] Dei Forni Glacier Series

Fresh summer snow in late August has created this wonderful series of abstract images of a glacier in Lombardy, Italy.


[26] Mittelberg Glacier Series II

Wonderful images from one of the most amazing ice caves ever in the alps.


[27] Northern Lights Franconia Series

The strongest solar storm in 25 years has enabled Northern Lights images near my hometown in Franconia. 


[28] Schellenberg Ice Cave Series

Germany's largest ice cave located at Mount Untersberg offers a variety of wonderful abstract art made of ice.