My name is Wolfgang Hultsch. For me, taking a photo means capturing beauty with my camera and giving it eternal life. Since I was given my first Minolta at the age of maybe 12, I have been looking closely at things around us and imagining how I can best portray the wonders as a photograph.
I left my native city of Lüneburg at the age of 13 and returned to the northern German district town 8 years ago. I finished school at a boarding school in the Harz Mountains, inspired by my family I then trained in a hotel. Actually, the job in Scotland was already fixed, but then I bought a one-way ticket to Cape Town. In South Africa, I worked in the biggest hotel, the Cape Sun. For my job as duty manager, I had to get a dinner jacket specially tailored. This time has left its mark on me and I am always drawn back to South Africa. The advertising slogan back then was one world in one country, which is true. In Germany there was reunification. I went to live with my family in Moritzburg near Dresden, where we opened a hotel. After my studies at the TU Munich, I worked at serval well known companies.
In my free time I am outdoors. In my garden, out with the dog or taking photos. Or I cook something delicious. My guests like my chestnut soup quite a lot.
As a hobby photographer, I taught myself the tools of the trade. My work focuses on nature photography: landscapes, animals, plants. But I am also at horse shows, airports and where there are people. Always on the lookout for something special.
"When a photo is good is often up to the viewer. And it is not enough to simply be in the right place at the right time. You also have to recognise your subject and react quickly if necessary."
ONE OF MY GREAT PASSIONS IS AIRCRAFT
I'm fascinated by the technology, I find most aircraft very aesthetic.
I also find airports exciting with their hustle and bustle.
Before 9/11, I flew in the cockpit a few times. And I was very impressed by that.
That's why years ago I edited a video and published it on YouTube.
This video has since been viewed more than 3 million times.