1998 I served the German
Photographers Forum on Compuserve. My duties were keeping the place
in order and uploading new pictures. Some were made by me, most
came from other users. A predecessor of the now quite popular photo
communities on the web. And very popular with Compuserve users.
Unluckily when AOL bought
Compuserve they closed
all German fora. Including the German Photographers Forum.
I had planned to put
at least my own photos online again later on my own little website.
Unluckily a German broadcaster did
not agree. After that the desire to put something online for
free, but with a risk of being sued over millions of $ had gone
away. Such things cost time and money already without legal battles
and seem to attract all kinds of hatred, enviousness and jealousy.
I'll try again now, but
on a seperate domain adress, so nobody can take over my private
and personal mail again. Everyone - except lawyers - is welcome
to have a walk around and look at the photographs. You may save
the pics for your private use; uploading them to your own website
or inline linking is not allowed however.
Of course pictures can
be bought for private use as well as for commercial purposes. They
are available in high resolution and without the visible copyright
notice. The videos are available with higher quality as well. Contact
me at wolf @ wolfs-fotos.de.
I might still close some
or all areas to the public and give a password only to good friends
if traffic gets too high or legal trouble comes up again. This is
just a private website and no public museum and I do not get paid
for it anymore like it used to be with Compuserve. More the opposite:
I have to pay...
If things turn out fine
and there is enough interest I might put up more photos and general
photo topics in the future. For the moment it's my shots from an
cruise with the "World Discoverer" to Vanuatu and Papua
New Guinea in May 2003. Have fun!