In my teenage years, I dreamt about becoming a professional photo-journalist, and to travel the world.
The main reason not to follow this idea was the concern that I would lose my passion for capturing the motifs that I like, and rather have to accept projects on topics that generate income.
Hence, I decided to move into a management career in automotive and was fortunate to work for more than 30 years for Mercedes-Benz/Daimler, living on four different continents. Since 2010, I joined the Nikon community, starting with a D300S, and later changed to D800 with several quality lenses. Obviously, time for photo-taking was limited, but during this time I got to know amazing people and places and learnt about the importance to giving back to society and nature.