Travelling around the Globe ...
Travelling was always one of my main hobbies: Curiosity drives me to explore new countries, experience foreign cultures, enjoy viewing new landscapes, meet new people, absorbe new impressions, learn new languages - and encounter adventures. When travelling I intend - as far as feasible - to avoid the main paths of modern tourism industry. Instead, I try to capture authentic life beyond what is staged for tourists. The backyards often tell better and more authentic stories than the front sides.
As taking pictures is another hobby of mine and in order to share my experiences with others I have created this website. It contains blogs related to my previous work and past travels and I am periodically uploading blogs of my current journey around the world. By sharing these pictures I want to not only encourage others to travel to these countries (as far as security permits) but also to raise an understanding and empathy concerning how people in other countries struggle to make ends meet. Each picture (or a series of pictures) shall tell a story and pay tribute to those who allowed me to portray them.
I started the journey in mid-December 2016 in Montevideo / Uruguay reaching Ushuaia / Terra de Fuego in Feb 2017 and the USA in March 2019. Since October 2017 I am travelling together with my partner Ursula Forster.
While we intend to keep the travel route flexible a rough plan for our journey looks as follows:
2017 South America
2018 Central America and Mexico
2019 North America
2020 Taking a break in Austria
Not yet clear where and how we will squeeze-in Australia and New Zealand