I live in a small city in Switzerland, right next-door to Zurich. I am German, but born and grown up in Switzerland.
Beside photography, I'm into:
- Football (talking about it)
- Motorcycles (love my MONSTER)
- Electronic gadgets
- Music (love my Piega's)
- Weird movies
- F1 (I go totally nuts about it!)
I am passionate about almost everything I do. My motto is:
"Do it with PASSION or not at all"
About me as a photographer
Fascinated by electronic gadgets, I discovered digital photography in the late 90's. The very first models used 3.5" floppy disk as a storage medium with a capacity of 1.44 MB! My first real serious hands on experience I made with a Sony Cybershot DSC-F505 during a USA road trip. As storage capacity was expensive, 640x480 VGA resolution was the way to go back then... Not even using the maximum resolution of the camera! I also proudly owned the very first Canon Digital IXUS (2.1 MP), which was a very beautiful and small pocket camera... Do you remember, when 16 MB rocked the world? ;-)
Over the next years, I upgraded my gear through several generations of the Canon Ixus family. Still a point and shoot camera user, I slowly was getting annoyed by the limitations of this device type. In the mean time, digital cameras have become a serious solution for professionals. But instead of jumping on the "you want shoot professional, you need a DSLR" train, I was more attracted by the rangefinder form factor. Mirrorless has become an alternative to DSLR and so I got my first X-Trans based system, the Fujifilm X-Pro1. After working with this beautiful instrument for a couple of years, I upgraded to the successor, the Fujifilm X-Pro2. Fuji really understands my personal requirements and their products are like a natural extension to my body.
I mostly shoot prime lenses and love to learn new stuff and techniques. I learned a lot from photographers around the world, who share their passion and knowledge on Google+ (Trey Ratcliff, Scott Kelby, Alex Koloskov, Alain Shapiro, Dietmar Bachmann etc.).
I am not focusing on a single genre, as I am constantly experimenting new things. Currently, my work is around:
- Landscape (incl. HDR)
- Super large High-Resolution Panoramas (Giga Pixels)
- Longexposure (Night Photography, incl. Milky Way)
As explained above, I am on Google+ and you can also find me here: google.com/+alexreusch