While he loves documenting quiet natural landscapes, German photographer Johannes Rapprich also shoots captivating street photography.
His work finds the balance between those two themes, always with a focus on artful composition, capturing his favorite landscape photo destinations in the Swiss and Austrian Alps as well as other scenic locales across Europe. We asked Johannes to share some of his photographic inspiration.
Johannes: Currently I'm doing my bachelor's degree in Media Design at the DHBW Ravensburg. So every three month I'm switching flats between my hometown Tettau in Bavaria and Ravensburg for studies.
My studies actually had a huge impact on this. The photography class made me want to capture on my very own.
That's the point—in 2017—when I bought my first very own camera which I still use to this day.
Currently Lumix G81 with Sigma 16mm f/1.4 and Sigma 30mm f/1.4. Tending to switch gear towards Fuji for a more professional use.
Through passion and profession I tend to be a rather creative person. That's why I like being outside in empty nature the most.
Being on a hike and just getting inspired by nature helps a lot. So basically landscapes attract me the most. Nonetheless I enjoy shooting weddings, portraits, and streets as well.
My photography is fueled by all those inspiring people around me. They bring up ideas in me and drive me one step further.
It's distinguishing myself from other photographers and finding the niche I fit in perfectly for myself.
After my studies there will be quite some traveling. That's where I seek true inspiration.
Be open minded towards people. I've met a lot of new people through Pexels.
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