So he was thinking, what would be a nice balance containing own motion, be in the nature and creativity. Sport thus falls as the main compensation and so he ended up in photography.
Since 2009 Wolfgang has been photographing digitally. At the beginning it were landscapes, nature and macro. But nature and architecture in the long run were to unbalanced for him … do some shots in the early morning or in the evening and standing around … alone. Wolfgang missed the spontaneity, which despite of all preparation upfront is essential in people photography and brings to him something most important … the interaction with other people.
The hair of a model gets ruffled by a breath of wind … an interesting showcase of a shop meets the eyes of a model and causes a chat about it … passers-by during a session asking questions …
On the streets can happen so much and that's what excites Wolfgang. With each common step, he goes with a model, the understanding gets better, the atmosphere becomes more relaxed and all poses and facial expressions of the model are more natural. And this is, what finally let him realize better images.
Wolfgang loves beautiful images and is even more delighted, when also his models are satisfied. He mostly works on a TFP / CD-basis. For him it is important, that there is a common understanding between model and photographer, so that everybody has the same expectations of the session. Besides this he’s always curious about the reaction of models, he asks for a session.
In the streets Wolfgang is using a D800, a few Nikkors, but also a lot of other lenses. In particular "exotic" ones as the Helios 40-2 or the Voigtländer Nokton 58mm support him in the portrait area as both lenses provide a very unique look to the images. “Normal” lenses are 24-70 and 70-200 and a macro 105s. Wolfgang’s best ones are the Helios, the Voigtländer and his 300mm tele, with which he can bring wonderful structure in an image.
Wolfgang always decides out of the situation, where he likes to have a neutral look - or a special one. He works not only with natural light, but also uses the Nikon CLS system … again with many third-party flashes of Yongnuo, but of course a couple of Nikon flashes.
At the moment Wolfgang has a few ideas, of which some are already in the planning, e.g. streets at night in Munich with manual glass. Others, that he plans together with the models. He also enjoys taking experimental images; e.g. a bright, red-haired model with many freckles, dressed totlly in white, in the dark forest which more or less as a single point of light and the darkness around as a vignette.