My name is Ric, born in 1982 in East-Germany, I lived the youth of a socialistic kid as anyone else. Located in the very east of Germany, Dresden is my birthplace. A town full of culture, theater, opera houses and art. Despite the fact that I stayed with offices for most of my working life, I become a sailor in 2015 and I have not stopped sailing since then.
I always had an artistic approach about life. I painted, did graffiti, produced music and DJ'ed a lot. In 2015, I discovered photography. My friends kept telling me that I have a good eye for photography, and so I tried it and fell in love. Usually when I start something I stick with it. So I began to takelandscape photos, predominantly sunsets and began to love the silence of nature. A while later I stepped into the realm of Portrait Photography, and I am happy about the results — as well as my customers.
Since I always liked to create movies, I spent a lot of time making videos as well. Videos about sailing to be specific. At around 4 years of sailing I was so lucky to visit almost the whole of Europe under sail. From Italy to France, from the UK to Spain my camera is with me to document these journeys. You can find my most recent videos at here/a>.
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