I am Christoph Stephan Schmidt and photography was my hobby from 1983 onwards. I like travel, nature, wildlife etc… Life also is a journey. So far it has taken me from Germany to Aberdeen, Scotland Graz, Austria, and now to Darmstadt, Germany. Whereas my photography was mostly about documenting what I saw on my journeys, I now also experiment with more abstract photographs, and try to convey dreams with my images. Often it is our dreams where we want to rise above everyday life.