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Manfred Baumann

On a photo journey with Manfred Baumann

The 51-year-old Austrian Manfred Baumann is an internationally sought-after photographer. He is best known for his portrait photographs of international stars such as Kirk Douglas, Bruce Willis, Jack Black and Evander Holyfield.

However, if you visit his official website , you will quickly notice equally impressive landscape shots.

On July 8, he packs his cameras and embarks on a photo trip through Europe in his motorhome. He will https://manfredbaumann.blog/ document this journey with certainly impressive pictures on his blog. We are pleased that he found the time for a short interview in advance.

Mr. Baumann, in a few days you will be setting off and starting your photo tour through Europe. Which countries will you visit on your tour?
France, England, Ireland and Scotland in 10 weeks!

Do you aim for certain sights here or do you choose your motifs mostly spontaneously?
Only a rough outline is planned, but the advantage of a motorhome trip is that we are flexible, and love to refine the route every day anew and in detail. For the NATGEO publishing house I photograph pictures of England and Scotland, parts of which we have already traveled some time ago, now the missing places and places are added.

Is there a place that has particularly impressed you on your travels so far?
I love Australia, especially the West, but also the American national parks like Yosemite or Joshua Tree National Parks. But the world offers so much beauty that I can’t really narrow it down.

You are travelling together with your wife in a motorhome. This gives you the opportunity to act flexibly. What is the attraction of camping for you?
The freedom to have your own home with you, no matter where you are. My wife and muse Nelly always means our “snail house” like a snail that always carries your house on its back.

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How does the approach to travel photography and portrait photography differ?
Well, you can’t really compare that, if you portray celebrities or models, you have to work like a director on set, understand people quickly, direct and direct them. They also act in a completely different way in terms of lighting technology and image processing. In travel photography, you try to give the moment duration. I would also describe it as less stressful.

Mr. Baumann, we wish you an exciting trip, look forward to great shots and thank you for the interview.