Ingo Hampe

Ingo Hampe

I started photography about 30 years ago when I took pictures during my travels. Later I took pictures at punk rock shows of the bands I liked. I learned the craft with a Minolta SRT 101 - the analogue camera of my parents with which I had to set everything manually- from focus to aperture to shutter speed. I still got one of these old SLRs. I love the way it's limitations influences my work. It slows me down forces me to see before I shoot.
Taking pictures is a meditative state of mind: I'm completely in the here and now and focus only on the picture that is going to happen.