Lives in NW, Germany
Works as a teacher of English and Geography, secondary level
Has a website at 500px.com/marc_synwoldt
Joined on Apr 26, 2012
Madaboutpix's real name is Marc Synwoldt. Having shot film SLRs of different brands since he was fourteen, Marc traces his rekindled passion for photography to going digital in 2009, when he finally picked up the most capable and yet fun camera he has ever owned, a Pentax K-7. Subjectwise, Marc shoots anything that touches him, from his family (including the dog) to things he encounters on walks and trips. Apart from the simple joy of handling the gear, what ultimately draws him to photography is the possibility of capturing the world as he sees it, feels it, and tries to make sense of it. When he has made a photograph speak in this way, both to himself and others, that is still "pure adrenaline" to him. Marc has come to believe that learning photography, in a way, is like learning a language, since the camera sees the world in quite a different way than the human eye. "Once you begin to understand these differences," he found, "they become less of an obstacle but rather a means to interpret, to constitute meaning." Marc lives in the Lower Rhine region, near the Dutch border. To explore his photography, check out his profile on 500px (click on link above) or visit pentaxphotogallery.com/artists/Madaboutpix.