One of my main specialisations within the medium of photography is the reproduction of artworks and other cultural artefacts.
The most important museums, such as the Alte Pinakothek in Munich, the Grand Palais in Paris or the National Gallery in London use my photographs and rely on my expertise of almost 40 years of experience in this field.
It is always a special feeling of happiness to meet a Peter Paul Rubens, Nicolaes Maes or Giorgio Vasari in the original.
In order to achieve the best possible performance, lenses are used that are specially calculated, corrected and designed for the respective applications. This ensures distortion-free images, uniform illumination of the scene, flattening of the field of view and optimum contrast transmission.
By separating the finest structures, hardly noticeable details become visible. Storage media are high-resolution sensors or analogue slide material in the sizes 6×6 cm to 8×10 inch large format.
Depending on the task, reflections on the surface are avoided by light shapers, light positioning, „mirrored“ black surfaces and / or polarized light.
An internationally standardized color wedge serves as a reference here, which is part of the recording and for coordination in the further use and the pre-press department.
In spite of all standardization, my personal interpretation ultimately flows into the overall result.
After retouching and editing, my result has to withstand the comparison to the original.