Hi Wilfred Seefeld! Tell us about yourself in two sentences - who are you?
I'm originally from Berlin, Germany, and worked there as freelance guide for over 30 years which allowed me to use the off-season between November and March for extensive travels. Last year I decided to give up my job and sell everything I had to follow my dream and passion of travelling around the world, and ever since I have become a long-term traveller documenting the multitude of impressions of my trips through my photography.
QWhat's the weirdest situation you've found yourself in while taking a photograph?
A When I was trying to capture a street scene in Jaisalmer in Rajasthan I suddenly felt a sharp pain in the lower part of my back. When I turned around I looked right into the face of a cow which had tried to push me out of the way by its horns.
QWhat do you shoot on? What's your favourite set up?
A I have always mainly worked with Nikon cameras starting out with the D90, followed by the D7000, and, more recently, by the D800. I shoot quite spontaneously whatever attracts my attention, people, street life, street art, graffiti, wall textures, architecture, landscapes, nature shots, for example, but I have developed a particular interest in portraiture since I have met a multitude of fascinating people of all ages and backgrounds throughout all of my travels.
QWhat's your number one tip for an aspiring photographer?
A Always have the camera at hand. Life is full of very brief magic moments, and it takes a great deal of luck to capture them. Also, I recommend to shoot in raw format to get the best results.