About Enlumen Photography
Hello, my name is Gerald, the photographer behind the pictures on this side. I read my stories on my trips around Africa, Latin America, on top of rugged mountain peaks of the Ennstaler Gesäuse or at music festivals. It’s often just single situations, a glimmer of light, an emotion in the faces of complete strangers who I come across on my journeys which are reasons for me to take a certain photo. This is why I brought this side to life – because I really love stories.
That I use photographs is of rather practical nature because of those compositions I can influence but also leave freedom to the beholder and his/her interpretations. In my opinion, leaving freedom to one’s stories is very important in order to get interpretations rather than valuations.
ENLUMEN also helps one to get itchy feet – with pictures from Africa and Bolivia. Old hotels from the colonial era in Mozambique, second hand fashion at second hand markets, bike trips through Mozambique’s lowlands and the Bolivian highlands, both somewhat extreme, can be found here.
I was born in Upper Austria 40-ish years ago. After school and professional education I lived a few years in Bolivia, where I worked as a conscientious objector in a school, and Mozambique where I was an employee at a correspondence college. During my stays in those regions I was looking for interesting stories. Photography turned out to be quite handy so I was constantly out and about with my camera. People and their surroundings are what I most frequently captured. Subsistence farmers, fashion shows at second hand markets, musicians and correspondence students are contained in this portfolio. My 4 semester photography course at the Viennese School of Photography was an exciting experience for me where concentrated myself on technology and lightning.
ENLUMEN pictures have already been published in various national and international media. Here is a short extract:
- Camera Nikon D800
- Lens Nikon 24-120mm F4G
- Lens Nikon 85mm F1,4G
- Lens Nikon 50mm F1,8G
- Lens Nikon 35 mm F1,8G
- Lens Nikon 24mm F2,8
- Flash 2x SB800
- Flash 1x SB600
- Bag Kalahari Kapako K-31
- Bag Crumpler Quick escape 650
- Fast memorycards
- Sony NEX 5n; 16-50mm;16mm F2,8; Fisheye vorsatz.
- Tripod, Computer, Synology Backup box usw.