For me, photography is walking. I walk and look. Only when my head is clear and my breathing calm do I unpack my LeicaQ while walking.
I operate it blindly. I prefer the semi-automatic. I usually set the aperture between ƒ/5.6 and higher, depending on the light and and the scene. The ISO is set to automatic. I continue walking and let the surroundings take effect on me. The camera hangs loosely and switched on at my right side. The thumb of my right hand is on the shutter release.
I walk and wait until the flow sets in. A mental state between walking and waking dream. I do not compose. When I press the shutter release, I leave the process of taking the picture, especially the focusing, to the cam.
My Leica is my 3rd eye. I rarely work with the camera viewfinder. So the cam helps me understand the world.
I studied fine arts and photography in the classes of Günther Wolfram Sellung, Rolf Reiner Maria Borchard and Heinrich Riebesehl.