I’m Markus Braumann, 31 years old and raised and living in Berlin. It was a difficult decision for me to spend a huge amount of money on my first DSLR and some equipment.
My first intention after buying a camera was to get shots and impressions for my sponsors of my weekly trips as a BMX pro. Since day one with my own amateur photo equipment I felt that my money was spent well.
I was so excited about the new possibilities. I was hungry for more and better lenses and other equipment. While problems with an injury of my back became more annoying, the passion for the photography became bigger and bigger. People gave me positive feedback, I earned the first bugs with my new hobby and my motivation to change my focus from doing professional sports to being a photographer was stable.
Since day one I love shooting BMX, but as a freelancer I still try to go many different directions with my camera to make new experiences.