How do I find my passion Oliver

The merging of technology, nature and adventure became my passion

We often have the feeling that we are no longer able to cope with the stress of everyday life.

Pictures and other information flood us every day, even every minute. Especially digitally through our mobile phones, but also on the road or in a shop when we are out and about, we are flooded with bright discount signs, screaming offers and so on.
The almost impossible variety and possibilities to acquire knowledge over the Internet. In the flood it becomes difficult or almost impossible to see what is really important.

We all know the flood. The world seems to be turning faster and faster and it also strengthens the fear of not being up to date or the feeling of constantly missing out on something.
With the result that we don't have time in every nook and cranny. Many see themselves in a vortex of time, stress and tension that is spinning ever faster. I know this feeling very well myself. Photography helps me to free myself from this vortex again. Just stop for a while, concentrate on finding motifs and creating pictures by choosing the cutout. Enjoy the moment, merge with the environment, breathe fresh air, observe nature and, last but not least, be alone for a moment. Landscape pictures in particular have a calming effect on the body and mind.

It even makes sense to concentrate on something specific, to start and focus on a project. This is the opposite of bringing home hundreds of photos, which in turn need time to be sorted and archived. Most of the time they are unsatisfactory in terms of quality and are no longer viewed on this large scale digitally anyway.

My personal wellness program is often there, grabbing the camera and walking along the Aare in Aarau, sitting down somewhere and concentrating on the subject. To feel and absorb the surroundings, yes, simply the whole atmosphere with all your senses. Photography offers the opportunity to disengage from the stress of everyday life by concentrating on a subject.

Photography is my meditation, my personal yoga.

For example, the following photo was taken not far from my front door. My focus was initially on the swan, until suddenly I noticed the imposing tree in the background stretching towards the sky. This then became the actual motif. I felt the cool wind and the change in weather, the cold that came from the glacier water in the river. So I became more and more aware of the surroundings and was able to organize my personal thoughts.
With its curvature and the gnarled branches fighting for survival, the tree can tell a story of wild floods and storms, while the swan embodies purity and beauty as a balance. So I always try to combine stories and emotions in one picture.