• Bluewater Sailing in Caribbean waters (USVI) - Click for some more of my favorite images.Bluewater Sailing in Caribbean waters (USVI) - Click for some more of my favorite images.
  • Surfing massive tubes at Honolua Bay/ Maui , Hawaii - Click for the Surfing GallerySurfing massive tubes at Honolua Bay/ Maui , Hawaii - Click for the Surfing Gallery
  • Mastmounted Camera shows an unusual Perspective of professional Windsurfer Flo Jung in Fuerteventura/ Spain. Click for More Action in the Windsurfing GalleryMastmounted Camera shows an unusual Perspective of professional Windsurfer Flo Jung in Fuerteventura/ Spain. Click for More Action in the Windsurfing Gallery
  • Kiteboarding in the islands of Rodrigues Rodriguez/ Mauritius. See more kiting action in the galleryKiteboarding in the islands of Rodrigues Rodriguez/ Mauritius. See more kiting action in the gallery
  • Dolphin playing in the waves of an Australian Surf Break. Click to see more in the Seascapes GalleryDolphin playing in the waves of an Australian Surf Break. Click to see more in the Seascapes Gallery
  • Mountaingbiking in Romania. Click to see more in Gallery.Mountaingbiking in Romania. Click to see more in Gallery.
  • Bluewater Sailing in Caribbean waters (USVI) - Click for some more of my favorite images.Bluewater Sailing in Caribbean waters (USVI) - Click for some more of my favorite images.
  • Jason Polakow, Professional Windsurfer and Waterman, grants an Inside View of his Toy Store. Click for the Lifestyle Gallery.Jason Polakow, Professional Windsurfer and Waterman, grants an Inside View of his Toy Store. Click for the Lifestyle Gallery.
  • Jason Polakow, Professional Windsurfer and Waterman, grants an Inside View of his Toy Store. Click for the Lifestyle Gallery.Jason Polakow, Professional Windsurfer and Waterman, grants an Inside View of his Toy Store. Click for the Lifestyle Gallery.

A Word about Watermarks on the Gallery Images

If you have already viewed some of my photo galleries, you may have noticed that the images have a visible watermark embedded. (This is the case only on the "public" website. For customers, once you log in, they are switched off.)

Why watermarks?

Because the simple truth is, that I/ we live from licensing rights to photo usages - not by giving them away.

The web makes it awfully easy to simply copy and re-use images elsewhere - without ever properly licensing them. Of course this is illegal.

High-quality Images

I believe I have high-quality images to offer. To safeguard against unauthorized use of my images, I opted for applying watermarks, even though I understand that this is controversial.

While I aimed at making the watermark somewhat unobtrusive, still it needs to be present and visible enough so that the image cannot be used.

A request for your understanding

It's not an easy decision, since it brings about visual noise for honest viewers, but I do hope for your understanding - and am open for your feedback.

Please also refer to the terms of use for this website.

If you are interested in finding out more, you can read my article on copyright basics.

Customers, please note

Customers can view all images without watermarks. Just log in here, or contact me for details.

Licensing Images

As a photographer I am of course interested that I can be contacted, for cases where images have been temporarily saved and which are to be used and licensed later. Metadata does not always remain intact in this process, but through the website address embedded in the image I can always be reached.

If you like particular images and want to use them: please simply contact me with your licensing request, or look at some of the images that are available for download from the stock agencies I work with.

Thank you - and have fun browsing further!

What's New?

Landscape Gallery now online

03-Dec-2013

The landscape gallery has long been planned and I kept putting some images aside here and there as...

Image film for metal construction company

02-Sep-2013

Image Film Production for Metal construction company Metallbau Patzer, by Thorsten Indra/ Giessen - Screenshot

Image Film for Metal Construction Company I am always up for new challenges, so when the...

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"Thanks so much for the awesome photos and risking life and limb for them."

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Food for Thought

One should keep things as simple as possible. But don't over-simplify either.
Albert Einstein

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