Maximilian Draeger is a professional travel and adventure photographer, born in Munich in 1997, where he has been living for 20 years. After finishing school, he decided to become a professional photographer and started his own business. He discovered his love for photography more than ten years ago and since then he has constantly been trying new things, learned new techniques and developing his own visual style. In this #wearefstop story, f-stop user Maximillion shows us the environments and activities that inspire him, with some stunning mountain views and wise words.
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Words and photos by Maximilian Draeger:
At the age of 14 I found my second big passion thanks to my best friend. Mountains. Since those days, where we hiked up small mountains that were accessible by public transport, I never got bored with being out there. I just loved it. And I still do! Hiking up to the top of lonely peaks, riding down flowy trails on my mountain bike, climbing on rocky mountain ridges, running on technical trails or skiing excellent deep powder after a long ascent on skins – this is what I am living for and this is also the reason, why I moved to the small town of Kufstein in Tyrol.
“There is no other place than the mountains, where I do experience this deep feeling of freedom, passion and satisfaction.”
Today, I am very proud to say that I am combing these two worlds of photography and mountain sports as a full time professional travel and adventure photographer. For many people out there carrying a heavy backpack filled up with gear for hours and days, might seem like a pain in the ass, but every time I unpack my camera and take an image of my companions as they move through the rough and rocky alpine terrain, I feel deeply satisfied. Apart from being lucky and working together with people you trust, it is just a matter of preparation and bringing the right stuff to the right place at the right time.
"We Are f-stop" is a for all f-stop users to share their stories from the field, whether small daily adventure or epic travels. Get in touch with your story on Facebook or drop us an email to [email protected] and let us know on where your photography takes you and your pack!