Hi! Thanks for stopping by my fine art, Volkskunst, art-for-folks site!
Who am I? .....I'm a "bohemian eclectic," lived on four continents, worked on six, in more than 30 countries, living, loving and drinking in (often literally) all their great cultures. I'm bilingual in English and German. My favorite artist is Salvador Dali. When not in Florida, I'm with my wife, in the Swiss Alps, hence "Edelweiss Photos." I take neither myself nor my photos too seriously, prefer film to digital and vinyl to CD.
I'm an expert in leading marketing and advertising communication development and implementation, for some of the world's most iconic brands. With my teams, I've also won a few awards - Berlin, Zürich, Cannes, Johannesburg.
I've sponsored sports: World Cup™ Alpine Skiing, Ski Jumping Teams, ATP™ Tennis Tournaments and two Formula-1™ teams, from which a friendship developed, with a 7-time F-1™ World Championship winner.
I backed the Techno music scene, in Germany, from the underground to mainstream - main sponsor of "Mayday™" (Düsseldorf), "Love Parade™" (Berlin; from 7,500 to 400,000 spectators), "The Desert Rave™" (Las Vegas; 7,000 ravers), "Airave™" (rave for 255 ravers and DJ's at 30,000 feet, from Frankfurt to Las Vegas and back).
For the selection of photographs, films and artwork, in support of all this, I always asked only one question: "Do the images speak to me, and will they speak to our consumers?" I didn't know all the technical stuff about "rule of thirds," "Fibonacci spirals," "color theory," and such.
I still believe the only question, when choosing photos, is, "Do the images speak?"
Hopefully, my photos will speak to you. If they only whisper, and you think I can give them more voice, contact me. I'm by no means too proud to make sensible improvements.
I'd love to hear from you (English or German), so please contact me, if you have any questions, wishes or special requests. Finally, go ahead and add me to your circles, on Google+, or your contacts, on LinkedIn; I'll for sure add you back.
(Disclaimer: Yep, that is indeed me. However, it's sad, but true, that this image is not what greets me each morning, in the mirror. Thanks to my lovely wife, Debbie, for making this photo, at sunrise, on an island beach, in the Maldives, in 1980, on Ektachrome. I used Ps to intensify the color and added a bit of dust, to give it a retro-look.)