WHERE IN THE WORLD MR WON­DER­LUST?

SHIBUI Issue - - SNAP TO IT - CU­RA­TOR KA­RINA EAST­WAY COUN­TRY BALI

SNAP­PING HIS WAY AROUND THE GLOBE, PHILIPP HAUPT­MANN SHARES HIS FAVE PICS AND TIPS TO DROOL OVER.

WHERE­ABOUTS ARE YOU BASED?

I have been trav­el­ing a lot dur­ing my stud­ies and in the end de­cided to be based in Bali for now.

YOUR TRAVEL PICS IN­CLUDE ASIA, EUROPE AND CEN­TRAL AMER­ICA. WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE DES­TI­NA­TION TO SHOOT (SO FAR)?

All places have their ad­van­tages, ob­vi­ously. But if I had to choose, I would say Asia is my favourite spot. The land­scapes and cityscapes are in­cred­i­bly di­verse there. I es­pe­cially love is­lands that are not touristy yet, for ex­am­ple Sumba in In­done­sia (see the pic­ture of the two fish­er­men). I love that peo­ple do not see you as a walk­ing white wal­let in those places and you can re­ally try to be part of their com­mu­nity for a short time. Ad­di­tion­ally, I like to take pic­tures that have not been taken by a mil­lion other pho­tog­ra­phers be­fore me, so that is an­other rea­son I like re­mote is­lands.

WHAT CAM­ERA DO YOU SHOOT WITH?

I have been us­ing a lot of dif­fer­ent Sony mod­els (A7 se­ries) but re­cently switched to the Fuji X-T2. Even though it sounds like an empty phrase, the cam­era re­ally is not that im­por­tant. If I am in an awe­some place or close to some in­ter­est­ing peo­ple, it is good to have a proper cam­era, but cheap ones might do the job as well. To me, hav­ing a tri­pod is way more im­por­tant than hav­ing an ex­pen­sive cam­era. I be­lieve that the step up in qual­ity of land­scape pic­tures just by us­ing a tri­pod is in­cred­i­ble.

“SOME­ONE ONCE SAID TO ME THAT MY PIC­TURES WERE ‘RE­VEAL­ING THIS PLANET’S BEAUTY’. I LIKE THE THOUGHT OF ME ‘RE­VEAL­ING’ SOME­THING BY TAK­ING PIC­TURES. IT IS NOT A FA­MOUS QUOTE BUT IT LOT.”MR MO­TI­VATED ME A WON­DER­LUST

DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE SUB­JECT MAT­TER? YOU’RE GOOD AT CAP­TUR­ING PEO­PLE, LAND­SCAPE, HIGH-RISE SKYLINES AND AN­I­MALS WHICH IS UN­USUAL!

I started pho­tog­ra­phy be­cause I was trav­el­ling and felt that my mem­ory was pretty bad (which it re­ally is). The rea­son I took pic­tures was mainly that I wanted to cre­ate some­thing that would bring back my mem­o­ries of my trips later. That is why I took and still take pic­tures of ev­ery­thing that looks in­ter­est­ing or beau­ti­ful to me.

I do not see my­self as an artist. For me, pho­to­graphs are not an end to them­selves, they are a tool I use to help my­self re­mem­ber and show oth­ers the beauty of this world. Long story short, I do not have a favourite sub­ject mat­ter, I just shoot what­ever I come across.

TOP PHO­TOG­RA­PHY TIP FOR THE BE­GIN­NERS?

As men­tioned above, if you want to take pho­to­graphs of cityscapes or land­scapes, my first tip is to use a tri­pod. It en­ables you to shoot at sun­rise and sun­set with­out los­ing im­age qual­ity, even if your cam­era is not that ex­pen­sive. Af­ter the tri­pod get lenses rather than crazily ex­pen­sive cam­era bod­ies. Es­pe­cially ex­treme wide an­gle lenses change your per­spec­tive in a shock­ingly beau­ti­ful way. And - it can­not be said enough - do not shoot when the light is bor­ing. Shoot dur­ing sun­rise, sun­set and the blue hours.

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