The book presents images of encounters and impressions that have accumulated over the years, mainly in India, Tibet, China and Japan. Emphasis is placed on traditional, even archaic environments, such as open-air markets, festivals, a school for traditional performing arts inSouth India and monasteries in Tibet. Some places have been visited repeatedly to see old friends and to look for changes. Most of the photographs are taken in black-and white in an attempt to tie the portraiture into a graphic composition.
The author is physicist and teaches Theoretical Physics at the Free University of Berlin, Germany, and is member of the Editorial Board of an international scientific journal. During several years as a guest scientist in California (Pasadena, Stanford, Berkeley) he was able to follow his passion for landscape photography. In the past years, he extended his interest to people photography. His favorite medium is black-and-white. He had two exhibitions of his photographic work in Berlin.