I was born in southern Bavaria and spent most of my life in Munich. Since 2006 I work and live in Potsdam near Berlin. Photography is my medium to act out those of my creative talents that I have to neglect at my daily work as a cell biologist. I am very open-minded with my photographic themes. I prefer available light and clearly composed pictures with a discreetly arranged motive. I want to stimulate the imagination of the viewer and to tell a story that emotionally touches him, since sensing emotions is the prerequisite to keep pictures sticking in the viewer's mind. In this context, image processing should only support the expression of the picture and help to mediate the intended mood to the viewer. I prefer working with a series concept in mind. I use digital and analogue SLR cameras, however, to me the type of camera used to take the picture is usually unimportant. The most important factor is always found behind the viewfinder. Please view my homepage http://graef-fotografie.de for more photos of mine (whole site available in English and German).