February 15, 2015

It took a long time to update my website, which concentrates on my work as Director of Photography. 


I was fine tuning my craft during 15 years in Los Angeles: After several years as a lighting technician and Gaffer it was the logical step to move up and become Directo...

September 16, 2014

This slide is borrowed from Power to the Pixel in London.  It reflects my approach to story telling. It's easy:

Tell stories on different media platforms.  Adapt form and content to each medium. Create a complete univers, which becomes alive, real and is open for intera...

September 2, 2014

Sure: Photoshop ist great! But it costs you and now Adobe only sells their program as abonnement. You'll be a slave to Adobe for the rest of your life. There are some great alternatives out there. Here are some great stand alone programs. (I use them sometimes in combi...

July 10, 2014

Lately I have photographed some projects with flash like for weddings or actor portraits. Since I come from film lighting I feel quite a challenge in using the on-camera flash: The quality of lighting is harsh. The direction is right into the face of the object. The co...

April 11, 2014

Zurück vom Video-Camp in Düsseldorf 2014. Ich bin ich erst einmal krank geworden. Viel Zeit zu überlegen. Mein Licht-Workshop kam gut an. Ich glaube, was es noch mehr bräuchte sind Licht-Workshops, die den knallharten Umgang mit available Licht trainieren. Kein teures...

March 4, 2014

Milan Fashion Week: When I got the job to light and photograph a "scenic" fashion show, in which models walk, sit and lounge on little stage sets I opted for film-lighting. Since the models were to be photographed (and admired by the crowd) while constantly changing po...

February 7, 2014

Nela Schmitz ist Deutschland weit bekannt geworden durch die Fernsehserie Rote Rosen. Dort hat sie einen eher zweispätltigen, wenn nicht so gar niederträchtigen Charakter gespielt. Bei uns findet nur Wolfgang Schester Suse zweispältig. Die Fans haben sie eindeutig ins...

January 28, 2014

Na klar: Wolfgang - der Mann für die Sünde war ja nie weg. Auf unserem YouTube-Channel für die Webserie sind alle 60+ Folgen jederzeit abrufbar. Jetzt zum neuen Jahr 2014 experimentieren wir mit einem neuen Format: kurz und knackig. Wolfgang antwortet auf vermeintliche...

November 27, 2013

A documentary about a group of young Spanish kids visiting young Germans of Turkish decent. When I shot this film, I just arrived from Los Angeles, where I lived 15 years. I was interested in the questions, what is home, where do we belong? I was sympathizing with thes...

November 20, 2013

this clip we just put up on youtube. María sings the beautiful song "Luna Canaría" and remembers her long, long carrier as singer. People ask me: why? why? why, are you interested in this old Spanish Singer? Answer: well I fell in love with her voice, her personalty. I...

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