Boris Buschardt (*1969)
Born and raised in Berlin, I started with travel photography at the age of 17 with a two months trip through the USA. My first serious camera was a Nikon F3 with just a 50 mm lens.
Although I always had a great interest in travelling, nature and photography I was also sold on technical things and especially cars. Therefore I decided to study automotive engineering. After finishing my PhD at the university I started to work at the R&D department of a German car manufacturer, which still is my main job until today.
But photography was always an important part of my life. As a student I spent nearly three months in the rainforest of Costa Rica taking macro images of insects, frogs and reptiles. Later I did some experiments with high speed photography, building my own trigger equipment and taking images of exploding light bulbs.
Since 1999 I’ve specialised in landscape photography in and around the wild places of this planet. I’m always looking for dramatic and beautiful light and clean compositions. My preferred subjects at the moment are flowing water and rainforests. Typically I use lenses in the range between 15 mm and 50 mm with 21 mm as my preferred focal length. I nearly always use a tripod and often ND filters.
As both travelling and photo equipment are pretty expensive I decided in 2008 to start selling my images to partly finance my hobby and also to get some more publications.