Most of the images, especially those in black and white, come straight from the camera, though. No cropping, no distortion, just pure black and white photos. These pictures are also created by using a special Phase One back (achromatic) on the camera that only shoots in black and white (and therefore has no color option).
When taking photographs, I primarily tend to use the shift / panorama technique, taking long exposures using the NiSi filter system and, of course, using the time blending technique mentioned earlier for nighttime photography. Over several hours, the various lighting conditions merge into a single image to create a work of art.
For me, the image is always a finished image if I can see it as a print on the desk in my studio. The whole process of producing a print is another thing that really fascinates me and that I like to indulge in. In Appenzell, in one of the most beautiful guild houses in Switzerland, there is a permanent exhibition of my pictures where typical Appenzeller craft meets photography.