I was born in 1974 in Northern Germany near Flensburg and grew up on a little farm with nature all around. When I was about 8 years old I got my first little pocket camera, and took snapshots of many animals, flowers etc. ! After that I didn't photograph anything for a long time until 1999 when I got my first digital camera. It was very simple and the picture quality wasn't good at all, but I was fascinated. About half a year later then I got my first good digital camera, with lots of manual functions, and so my pics got better and better.