Children's laughter, pure and innocent. For the father of two, encounters with children are one of the highlights of his travels. Getting to know each other without fear and shyness but with a healthy dose of curiosity.
"I particularly remember a situation in Laos.
The travel journalist Martin Hoch and I rode motorcycles through the Laotian mountain region north of Luang Prabang. At the end of the day, we hired a local to sail upriver with his boat. We stopped at the shore on a sandbank. I wanted to let the drone go. Change of perspective. Focused, I prepared everything for the flight. Then I let the drone fly. Out of the corner of my eye I saw a boat with two boys heading for the sandbank, who then jumped ashore full of enthusiasm. CLICK. That's when the photo was taken. The two boys saw a drone for the first time in their lives. At the same time, it was a situation that made us think. It showed in an exemplary way the different pace at which the world is heading for the future. What changes are waiting for the boys? Will they be confronted with globalization, digitalization? How quickly? Will they be overrun by it or will a world of the abandoned emerge? And then one really gets into thinking. Have we not come here, to the other end of the earth, to meet this pure world? Yes, why do we seek for simplicity, the elemental, and at the same time build a complex, artificial future while travelling?
Pictures do not give answers. They inspire and stimulate reflection.