I have been to the most wonderful places on earth. Places that I had no idea of before and often did not even know existed.
These places have one thing in common: They were chosen as a backdrop, as a stage for the iconization of automobiles. The automobile is one of the most expensive products we afford ourselves. Its significance for people is now changing and younger generations may no longer be able to understand it; but since its invention, it has had and still has a high emotional value for many people and offers a significant psychological projection surface. It is therefore often staged in an extraordinary, magical, and touching environment. An environment that elevates and exalts it. Avant-garde architecture, a magnificent view, a breathtaking gorge. Through my profession, I was able to get to know such extraordinary places—with the automobile taking center stage as the main protagonist of my work.
But I have never considered these places solely as a commercial photographer and have never seen them merely as backgrounds for expensive cars I experienced them. There are places that do not let you go. You cannot escape them. You have no choice but to explore them, to immerse yourself in them. And my method of immersion is photography. The famous song by Louis Armstrong states: “And I think to myself, what a wonderful world.” I felt exactly the same way. I wanted to capture these fascinating places with my eyes and my own means of expression, without any commission or specifications from others. In this way, a unique photographic work has developed, a voyage of discovery that reveals the wonderful things about and in our world. So that it stays. So that
you, too, can discover and trace its unique beauty. A very personal approach, which hopefully moves you as much as it does me.