Leaf Aptus-II 12
"My approach in professional photography is a well balanced mix of the power of authenticity and the feeling for the client needs. The success of a satisfied customers means satisfaction in the longer term; I’ve been working for some of them for more than 10 years."Rüdiger Nehmzow
Rüdiger Nehmzow is a Dusseldorf based commercial photographer who uses his 56MP Leaf AFi-II 10 to shoot editorial, project and corporate productions. His images grace the annual reports and corporate communications of companies like SAP, Deutsche Post, Linde, KFW Bank and incorporate a wide range of genres including landscape, portraits and industrial photography.
Rüdiger has been shooting professionally for almost 20 years now. Following a successful apprenticeship and studies in design/photography Rüdiger began working as a photojournalist doing editorial and portrait photography. More recently Rüdiger has been working with magazines, advertising agencies and corporations. As of 1998 Rüdiger has been associated with the Laif photography agency. “The R functionality on my Leaf AFi-10 really comes in handy in my work. When working with corporate clients I may have to shoot portraits and panorama shots in succession. The fact that I don’t have to physically remove the back or the camera to change orientation is a real life-saver in those cases.”
Some of Rüdiger’s work really does give new meaning to the expression “the sky’s the limit”. His series of cloud images, which was the basis for Linde’s 2009 Annual Report, provides amazing testimony to the level of details that Leaf’s digital backs are capable of capturing. “I use the Leaf AFi-II 10 digital back for 95% of my work and so it was natural that I’d use my preferred toolset for the cloud assignment as well.”
“The cloud images were captured for an assignment for the German ad agency “Peter Schmidt Group” and were supposed to play a major role in the Linde Groups 2009 annual report. We were flying at altitudes that reached up to 6000 meters – you can’t image how exhilarating it is to shoot from an open door at that altitude.”
Shooting professional-grade images out of the open door of an airplane flying at 6000 meters is not only hazardous; it is also demands professionalism and determination. “We started the day with a ground temperature of 38°C. At 6000 meters I believe that the temperature rounded out at about -9°C. That temperature combined with strong bursts of wind certainly made it very, very cold. After an hour I couldn’t feel my fingers anymore. Lighting was also a nightmare – it’s not like you can attach professional lighting equipment in this scenario. I had to make the best out of any light that was available to me.”
Rüdiger takes pride in his excellent professional reputation and that he can always be counted on to provide top notch work. “"My approach in professional photography is a well balanced mix of the power of authenticity and the feeling for the client needs. The success of a satisfied customers means satisfaction in the longer term; I’ve been working for some of them for more than 10 years."
Born 1966 in Ansbach, living since 1987 in Düsseldorf.
After successful apprenticeship as photographer and the study of communication design/photography at the university of Essen now working for magazines, advertising agencies and companies. Since 1998 with the photographers agency Laif.
Starting almost 20 years ago, mainly focused on photojournalism, editorial and portrait photography, he expanded successful to a project and corporate photography, earning an excellent reputation for his stable quality.