About

My name is Ingo Jürgens and I am a photographer and graphic designer for about 14 years now. Most of the time I am seated in the beautiful town of Munich in the south of Germany but I have a second office in the city of Essen as well.

Ok, so I am German, why am writing this lines in English language? Very simple, because most people in the world don’t understand German but most Germans still understand English. So, if you finally made your way down here, I want you to be able to understand the little words I’m telling about my various works.

Talking work: what am I doing in general? I am proud to say “Almost everything.” From portraits to travelling, from architecture to, yes, weddings, products, events, fashion, business and so on. In fact everything except food and wars.

How do I work? I am shooting digital and I am shooting film (if it makes sense) and even Polaroids. Small frame and medium format. No large format until now but hopefully in the future.

What will you find here? Mostly extracts from free projects, some older stuff I did in the past, weekly shots, panoramas, street shots. If you’re interested in weddings, portraits and commercial industrial stuff I refer to have a look through the galleries.

Enough said, hope you enjoy and don’t forget to leave a comment.

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37 Comments on “About

  1. Hi Ingo, you commented on my blog and I was just checking yours out. its really cool. A lot of blogs I look at dont post as regularly as you and of such quality images. Do you make a living from you photography? How did you get interested in taking photos and graphic design? I’m always interested in peoples life stories and how they get into their profession. keep up the good work! Michael

    • Hello Michael, thanks a million for your kind words. To answer your questions: yes, I pay my rent from photography. I do some graphic-design and web-design as well, but that is just a sidekick by now. I started with photography at the age of 15, when I got my first SLR, but I never thought about being professional back then. Instead I went to commercial school and after that finished a commercial job-training. As soon as it was finished I knew that I didn’t want to do this for the rest of my life. So after some other short stopovers I went to artschool and studied graphic-design. My main interest was still photography but I tried to engage more into graphics because I thought it was less a one-way-street. About two years ago I decided to take the way back to where most of my interest (and probably most of my talent) lies. I think everybody should always try to do the things he likes the best. If it doesn’t work for the moment than maybe another day. But its important never to forget about your dreams. I am quite happy with my late decision. It’s not easy sometimes but what is easy today? I hope that I answered your questions at full satisfaction. Have a nice day and thanks again for your thoughtful message. Ingo

  2. Toller Blog, Klasse Bilder.
    Die Welt ist doch ein Dorf, ich habe auch mal 9 Jahre lang in Essen gewohnt und danach 4 Jahre in München. Vielen Dank für den Besuch auf meinem Blog!
    Grüße Norbert

    • Hallo Norbert, ja, die Welt ist wirklich ein Dorf. Übrigens gibt es noch eine Übereinstimmung: wie ich gesehen habe, verwenden wir beide die EOS 7d (wobei bei mir demnächst wohl mit der EOS 6d endlich Vollformat ins Haus steht). Viele Grüße und eine sonnige Woche

  3. I am so glad to have stumbled on your site. By following you I will be inspired by your wonderful composition. I love your detail shots. A great reminder that the art and the interest is often hidden in the overwhelming picture we see.

    • Thank you so much for your kind words, Simon. But you don’t seem to need much more inspiration. Your Bangkok street shots are outstanding on their own.

  4. Hello, Ingo. Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I really appreciate it. Your works are amazing. I would like to enjoy them one by one slowly. I just had a glimpse of them, and they were already stunning. :)

    • Hello Kyounghee,

      thanks a lot for your kind words and of course for the following. Take your time and come back whenever you like to. I just had a fast run through a small number of that massive lot of postings you published within just a few months. I must have a deeper insight later on.

      Have a nice week.

  5. Thank you, John. You are running an outstanding blog with incredible lots of awesome frames. It’s always a pleasure to visit.

  6. Hey Ingo, Thanks for dropping by with some very kind words also. And let me do the same by letting you know, that you are one of the few who understands that wedding photo’s can also be made in a non classical form. Of course it also depends a bit of the folks in front of, but still, you thought about it and that’s nice to see. Great stuff! All of it.
    I’m curious about your ‘events gallery” ☺
    Cheers!

  7. Thank you so much for your comment, Belinda. It’s true that wedding photography, like all commercial photography, depends a lot on the customer’s wants and needs. That’s just normal. Of course I would like to avoid it sometimes but, hey, I could do just what I want all of the time by shooting only my own projects with nobody interfering. But paying the rent might get a little difficult then. Personally for me the worst thing that can happen is, to have that customer / wedding couple who let me go as far as I want to but finally they do not allow me to publish the pictures for presentation. That happened more than once. The best galleries are on my harddrive and that’s where they have to stay. :-)

    Best regards

  8. You’ve got a very inspiring blog here Ingo! Great photos and enjoyable little humor. :) I will be following your work with interest. ps. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving many likes on posts, I appreciate it!

  9. Thank you for your encouraging words Elina. You are the first to mention my humor. :-)
    You are running a great blog with lots and lots of wonderful captures. Keep on keepin’ on!

  10. Thanks for visiting Zimmerbitch and commenting. I’m really enjoying your blog – wonderful photographs.

  11. Hello Ingo, your architectural shots are musical, if that makes sense. Love the industrial close-ups.

    • Hi Manja, it makes perfect sense in the world of synesthesia. Unfortunately I can not call that special talent my own. Thank you so much for your kind comment.

  12. Hey Ingo, tolle Seite! Es freut mich immer wieder tolle Fotografen ueber die WordPress Weekly Challenge zu entdecken! Sehr inspirierend! Mir gefaehlt deine Architecturfotografie sehr.

    • Hallo Nathalie, danke für das Kompliment. Die WPC ist wirklich gut, um andere interessante Blogs zu entdecken, die man sonst wahrscheinlich nie kennengelernt hätte. Von Zeit zu Zeit klicke ich mich auch dort durch, auf der Suche nach anderen Illustratoren, Malern, Grafikern und Fotografen.

  13. Thanks. Pleased to have found your eye arresting blog. Looking forward to further visits. Regards from Thom at the immortal,jukebox.

  14. Thanks for visiting my page, your web is very fabulous! If you have time, go to my page again and visit for fun trinhmanhdo.com and very nice to know u ;)

    • Thank you very much for your kind comment. Your astrophysical blog is outstanding and addicting. I only wish my scientific English was better… :-)

  15. Never is ‘enough’ where it comes to know about somebody’s personality/story :)
    Nice to find you! Beautiful photographs you have got there.

    • Thank you very much Alina. You got here during the middle of my holiday, so I am answering late.
      Keep your fabulous blog going!

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