About Vision and inspiration Since I was a kid I have wished reality to be more fantastic but less overwhelming. And like a kid I see and feel magic and beauty everywhere - there are mysteries behind every bend in the road, behind each tree in the forest or beyond old church walls, there is beauty among the shells on the beach, in the clouds above and the waves below, there is magic in the storm, the fog and the sunshine. I can float through ephemeral daydreams, walk through that mysterious realm which is often dark, silent and solitary, but can also be dreamy, soft and subtle, whatever I want and need it to be - a timeless place where I can be myself or whatever I want to be..."just beyond reality". It is probably not surprising that I get most of my inspiration from fantasy literature and poetry as well as abstract, romantic and Japanese paintings. Creative process This inspiration also extends into the way I work and present my pictures like chapters in a storybook or short stories in a collection. To be able to unveil the mysteries and make them visible in my images I experiment with Medium and Large Format film cameras (e.g. Hasselblad, Speed Graphic, Arca Swiss), specific lenses (some of them more than 100 years old) and filters, as well as different types of film and a modern digital Hasselblad back, combining their individual looks with various in-camera techniques. All negatives, digital as well as film (which I develop in my darkroom and scan on a Hasselblad Flextight scanner), are then processed (mainly dodging/burning) and toned in Lightroom/Photoshop.