When I was recently visiting my sister close to Porto, I was contemplating a last-minute vacation to Madeira for a few days. But I didn’t anticipate what I discovered there. It was without a doubt my most thrilling trip to date. It is absolute magic on the island. I vividly recall experiencing complete joy as I gazed down the cloud-covered cliff of the Pico do Arieiro. I visited the magic tree wood, one of my favorite places in Madeira, later in my vacation. I am unable to describe how trees can develop in that way. I took some of my greatest photos there since it is a mysterious location that inspires my imagination.
One of only two autonomous areas in Portugal, Madeira is an archipelago in the North Atlantic Ocean. Despite only having 289,000 residents, the area is flourishing with tourists and is renowned for its stunning natural scenery.
I’m a Berlin-born photographer who is 38 years old. I relocated to Switzerland eight years ago from Berlin. Although I immediately fell in love with the landscapes in Switzerland, I didn’t give photography much thought in the beginning.
I’ve been taking pictures for over 5 years now. I acquired a motorcycle at that time and rode through these streets. I was in awe of the enormous mountains, but every time I tried to take a photo with my phone, the experience wasn’t the same. I then began taking images using the Sony a5100 camera, which I had just purchased. These images, meanwhile, also didn’t exactly capture what I was sensing and seeing at the time. I first became genuinely interested in photography at that point. I read a lot about various compositions, approaches, and post-processing. I joined a community for night photographers and saw images of the Milky Way for the first time ever. That can’t be true, I thought, so I gave it a try for myself.
The majority of my photographs contain a narrative, however, I prefer it when the viewers, rather than I, the photographer, tell the tale of the images. When I see someone experiencing anything or crying while gazing at my photos, that makes me the happiest.
Unfortunately, I’ve had some health problems in the past two years that prevent me from taking photos as frequently as I would like. In my small letter, I have a lot of ideas that I hope to implement as soon as I feel better. I’d really like to spend a few weeks taking images in China.