In our current media environment there seems to be less motivation to strive for extensively researched and incisive journalism. Everybody is playing against time and budget at the cost of insightful information. Only the „clicks“ count in addition to being „the fastest“ in bringing out „news“. This pressure on us results in factual errors, little or no insight into important topics and to black and white world views. But in-depth repairing is essential for a functioning media society and for democracy as a whole. Therefore I approach the complexity of the world with „slow“ journalism, deep research and a close interaction with the people I portrait. Taking time to observe the world became my credo, as well the fact doing journalism financially independent, without any existential pressure. Working as an outdoor-sports photographer barely allows me treading that path to build up a financial base and work on profound social reportages.