For 30 years I have now lived
within the fields of commercial photography & graphic design
having had my own graphic/photographic studio with employees
and apprentices. I experienced the development from the time
when texts were still set with leaden types and drawings and
photos were etched into zinc plates to make clichés for
The leap has been a giant one
and it has been very exciting to be part of this fantastic progressing
branch which went digital over very few years. I invested in
modern computer technology initially installing some big
phototypesetting machines these were, however, quickly
replaced with Apple Macintosh computers.
When the World Wide Web was born
I immediately grabbed the idea and went straight to designing
web sites. As a result I now have superb expertise within electronic
publishing on the Internet and of course digital photography
as a natural follower.
It always was my hobby to photograph
the beautiful scenery of nature and I have looked up all kinds
of interesting places and described them photographically. All
through the years this has developed into a giant stock of photos
of nature, people and places. I have never counted them all,
but I guess my files hold around 100,000 photos.
For some years now I have planned
to publish all these photos in a huge stock on the Internet.
So in the course of the next years I will do that. I have been
photographing digitally for the last 9 years and I will start
with these shots but soon I will scan pics from my files
of diapositives (slides) and negatives (and doing a bit
every week for about 8-10 years that will be done!).
And I will of course go on taking
a lot of new and fresh photos and put them in the stock as well.
My best regards
Niels Riis Ebbesen