Monday, November 29, 2010


Okay, here're some more (or less) randomly selected shots from Maui. Maybe I'll post a few more of these before I'm switching to full-on winter mode...

sunset session

SUP or stand up paddle

take off(s)


Friday, November 26, 2010



I get a lot of questions what exactly happens in this photo. Well, it is pretty unusual. You can get a better look at it on my website First of all the basics, it's shot under water with my trusted Nikon D3, I'm pretty close to the ground. The guy running on the ground is my buddy windsurf pro Flo Jung. He's carrying a rock for additional weight so he can actually walk / run under water. Why all that? He's preparing for big wave surfing and for a potential whipeout. If he gets knocked off his board most likely the wave will hold him under water for quite some time. To cope with that you pretty much do the exact opposite of what apnoe divers do. There's no time to bring down your pulse, to take a deep breath, etc. You have high pulse and can't be sure if you can take another breath before got hold under water. So this is a way to prepare yourself.

Seit ich die Sommer & Surf Fotos auf meiner Webseite habe, bekomme ich oft die Frage gestellt, was genau in diesem Bild vor sich geht. Es ist auch ziemlich ungewöhnlich. Das Ganze ist unter Wasser fotografiert, mit der Nikon D3 im Wassergehäuse, recht nach zum Grund. Der Typ der auf dem Meeresboden läuft ist Windsurf Profi Flo Jung. Er bereitet sich auf Big Wave Surfen vor, beziehungsweise auf den Notfall. Nämlich dann, wenn er "gewaschen" wird und ihn große Wellen lange Zeit unter Wasser drücken. Logischerweise hat man hier keine Zeit den Puls runter zu bringen und nochmals tief Luft zu holen. Hier wird man unter voller Belastung erwischt und dafür trainiert man das Luftanhalten am besten unter großer Anstrengung. Man schnappt sich einen Felsbrocken für zusätzliches Gewicht und läuft einige Meter tief unter Wasser auf dem Sandboden. Tiptop Konditionstraining.

Monday, November 22, 2010


Some random shots from the first days in Maui...

In Maui everything is casual, even the Coke cans wear flip-flops! I think I should get a membership card for Rent A Wreck, I would have the Golden Wreck Card already.

The daily scene, the car full of the necessary equipment.

The über pimp house we stayed at with our own coconut supply. The garage full of all the toys that sponsor money can buy. And hey look, even the hummer got aloha seats, love it!

First test for my water-housing. Everything worked fine, except I almost lost my camera in this tiny wave.

The old man and the coconut. Bold head, coconut, so good.

Saturday, November 20, 2010



I added a new section to my portfolio website called Summer & Surf. A mix of windsurf and surf action shots together with some lifestyle. Additionally I updated a few photos here and there in the other galleries.

Auf meiner Webseite gibt's ein paar neue Bilder zu sehen. Neu hinzugekommen ist Summer & Surf, ein Mix aus Windsurf und Surf Action Photos sowie Lifestyle. Außerdem sind in fast allen anderen Kategorien neue Arbeiten zu finden. Viel Spaß beim Durchschauen!

Saturday, November 6, 2010


My Oceanic flight had a smooth touchdown in Hawaii. 10 days trying to shoot top notch Windsurfing can make you feel LOST...

...but of course we had a good time and got some great photos. More to come...

Friday, November 5, 2010

HEAD Newspaper / Catalog

Grab yourself a copy of the latest HEAD Snowboards catalog / magazine, lot's of photos and stories in there. I'm happy I could contribute a good amount of pictures.