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 to understand the world new.
I studied fine arts and photography by Günther Wolfram Sellung, Rolf Reiner Maria Borchard and Heinrich Riebesehl in Hanover and Brunswick.
All photos(DNG) were edited in a professional image processing program by minimally invasive interventions so that the original image idea is preserved.
No photo was uploaded to an online platform in high-resolution quality. This prevents further processing by AI programs.
On November 20, 2023, my photo Beach Rugby was added to Selection EUROPA in the Leica Photography International Gallery.
Walter Schoendorf 2023
Shooting without viewfinder
Simplified to graphical
is the new orange juice
Art has no false bottom
Where home is
When people run into your shot