During to a little shooting for TÜV Süd at the maintenance garage of the Bayrische Zugspitzbahn close to Garmisch Partenkirchen I had the chance to sneak around their facility and doing some side shots.
For me this was a little walk through my past, because around 20years ago I spent most of my wintertime in this trains going up and down to Zugspitze for snowboarding.
This year I did a little special send out. After searching for months for a funny and recognizable possibility to present my photos to potential customers I found a „Whooohooo …. itse meee!!“ way to do it.
Everybody likes pizza and everybody knows the boxes when you get one delivered … so I customized a small version of the box by stamping it in two colors (the classy it alien red/white/green) and filing it with a choice of pictures.
I hope you like the idea and if you want one just drop me a message and I´ll send mario to deliver one.
this year the bmw canada european delivery tour growled a little bit and there were two tours … that means a bunch of bmw m enthusiast from lovely canada came over to pick up their brand new bmw m2 & m4 its models at munich to take them out for a thrilling first 2000km ride wich brought them in 6 days through 7 countries and the alps.
this year both groups had 15 cars and the route brought them from munich, via salzburg, stelvio pass, st. moritz, bellagio at lake como, milano and rapallo down to monte carlo. it were 6 unbelievable days of fun, good food, beautiful landscapes, sheer driving pleasure and an incredible good group of people.
thanks to kevin & matt of bmw canada, niki of bmw m, lisa from exile team, walther from the bmw driving experience and janet, tayloand damian from canada for all the good organization and again choosing me for this job.
it´s always a pleasure and a hell lot of fun.
After long hours of sorting pictures, thinking about looks and materials and way to much coffee … its done at last and my new portfolio is ready to see the world.
It is the very essence of my work from the last years printed on fine art paper.
Thanks to Heiner Hauck Portfolios and Niels Demnitz FineArt Prints for making it something wonderfull and special.
If you wanna see more of it I would be happy about an invitation to a little GoSee … just drop me a message
Beging of September I got a really special occasion for a shooting. The location was a construction crane on the top of Germanys highest mountain, the Zugspitze. The Bayerische Zugspitzbahn is building a new cable car from Garmisch to the top and this crane helps to build the new gondola station on the top.
I was sent up there to accompany an engineer from the Tüv Süd who made the security inspection at this crane.
Sadly we had just on day to do the shooting and that day the weather was so bad you couldnt even see the top of the crane or something around it.
But nevertheless we managed to capture some nice shots that give you a glimpse on the work of this guy.
In the last week of june it was time for the 3rd annual BMW Canada European Delivery Tour … that means a bunch of BMW M enthusiast from lovely canada came over to pick up their brand new BMW M3 & M4 models at munich to take them out for a thrilling first 2000km ride trough 5 countries and the Alps.
This year the group had 15 cars and the route brought them from munich, via seefeld, stelvio pass, st. moritz, ascona, milano and rapallo down to monte carlo. It were 6 unbelievable days of fun, good food, beautiful landscapes, sheer driving pleasure and an incredible good group of people.
Thanks to Kevin & Matt of BMW Canada, Niki & Manu of BMW M for all the good organization and again choosing me for this job. It´s always a pleasure and a hell lot of fun.
BMW M gave me again the chance to do the documentary shots of their M Power Experience. After AbuDhabi in 2012 and Istanbul in 2014, it happened in Las Vegas this year.
What should I tell you about this glittering SinCity right in the desert of Nevada … everything you ever saw or heard about it is true and thats not even all of it.
The Event itself was a great combination of unbelievable locations, good food and perfect fun with the brand new BMW X5M & X6M between the LasVegas Motorspeedway and some scienc roads to drive.
The pictures are just a small glimpse of what I´ve experienced over there.
Earlier this year the BMW Driving Experience send me to Namibia to shoot their Offroad Multi Day Tour with the new BMW X5 there. In the Landscape Post I already showed you what a beautiful country Namibia is … now I´ll show some action from the tour itself.
The tour itself is a 6 day road trip through the wilderness of this epic country and you´ll experience everything from stony mountain roads, rides through empty riverbeds and endless grass plains to the big sand dunes at the coast. It´s just 6 days of „sheer driving pleasure“ combined with perfect lodging and food at night.
If you wanna learn more about it just pay a visit to the BMW Driving Experience website.
More Pictures will follow soon in the gallery on my website.
The upcoming season is close to start and the highest peaks of the alps are already getting their first layer of snow. That is the time when my work from the previous season with head snowboards is getting published in their catalog, their brand new website and as ads in a vary of snowboard magazines.
The stuff is amazing again and if you need a new setup you should take a look on it for sure!!
Here are two of the season 14/15 ads and some pages from the actual catalog
the brand new bmw m4 coupe is now available for your entertainment at the bmw driving academy in maisach. to get some marketing photos done i headed out there again and guess what the yellow beauty had a unsuspected rival: the even more brand new and spectacular bmw i8.
so we took the opportunity and got some nice extra shots of this absolut stunning car too … but these are content for a future post.
some time ago i got the chance to travel to namibia for a photo job … which I´ll talk about in a future post here.
It´s such a beautiful country with unbelievable landscape everywhere (not only the famous red dunes in the north). So should you ever get the chance to go there, rent an off road vehicle and go to every corner, each of them will be completely different.
And try at least to have one night somewhere in the middle of nowhere … the night sky will blow your mind!!
Last week I´ve been at the Arlberg with BMW to shoot some Promotion Stuff for the Perfect Rides series there.
The goal was to get some shots of their X1 Freeride shuttles in a typical deep winter Arlberg situation. But due to a bad winter season and spring like conditions with 15° C, melting snow and brown slopes everywhere this job was quite a challenge. But in the end and with a lot of driving around we managed to get the shots.
If you want to know more about the whole BMW Perfect Rides story just head over here: BMW Perfect Rides
Last week I spent some days with Pirate Movie Productions and one of my HEAD Snowboard Teamriders in Italy … and there all the snow thats missing in the northern Alps has come down in a small region around Alta Badia.
It was just a great time down there and we´ll be back soon.
Thanks to Frederik Evensen, Simon Gruber, Flo and Balin
The brand new and all electrical BMW I3 is a revolutionary car in all matters. Especially with his iconic design and the completed different feeling while driving it.
The BMW Driving Academy in Maisach offers now a special training for this special car … and so I´ve been out there on a cold november day to capture the whole training for them.
Here are some impressions from this day.