born: 1955 in Wr.Neustadt, Austria
profession: teacher, photographer, author, journalist, DJ Slave2daRiddim (>“Souldiggin'“)
equipment: used in the past: Canon A1, Canon EOS 5, Canon EOS D60, EOS 10D, EOS 1, Nikon D700
in recent use: NIKON D800, NIKON 1 V1
- 35+ years of concert photography
- cover photography for several CDs ,LPs, books
- photos in mags: JAZZWISE, JAZZZEIT, GUITAR, DROME, Concerto …
- music journalism for more than 20 years
- web-journalism, web-design
hobbies: having my photographs signed by the artists, collecting CDs…it’s already a five digits number …, spending time in London as often as possible (…I’d better move there one day…), Italian cuisine…I’m a disciple of Antonio Carluccio, writing cookery books for school use… there are two on the market by now… and I wish the day had forty hours…!
fav musician: there are far too many to mention here; but just to name a few:
Frank Zappa, Van Morrison, Neil Young, Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey,BB King, Joe Bonamassa, Eric Clapton, Warren Haynes, Madonna’n’Lady Gaga (yes, I do!), George Clinton and all the funky dudes, but I also like Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Billy Jenkins and all the jazz family and blues & soulmen’n‘ funkateers … so, it’s really hard to decide… anyway, you got an impression of my taste… and … I really dig Deep’n’Funky House …
best concert: another hard decision! I’ve seen about 5000+ concerts so far. I suppose, the best were the ones where I didn’t work… I really enjoyed Frank Zappa (16x), Bruce Springsteen, U2, Billy Jenkins (he is truely „fantastic“) and Madonna (of course!) – I wish I could focus my lenses at one of her shows… hey, gimme a chance!