hi Oli tell us a bit about yourself?

I'm a photographer and ISA surf instructor from Germany. I focus mainly on surf photography and have been living in Siargao (Philippines) for 2 years now. My passion for photography started about 1.5 years ago. This editorial is actually my very first one.

So you did a pleasant editorial. what are your thoughts behind it?

I wanted to try something new besides my surf photos. So when you guys asked me to do it, I thought it would be a great challenge and good experience to try something new and different.

if you should name your pleasant editorial, what would you call it?

A day in paradise

what does ”make waiting pleasant” mean to you?

On the airport waiting for the plane, probably with some good music and of course being in some comfortable clothes from Pleasant ;) Or in the water while waiting for a set of waves, just enjoying the quietness and the moment of being in the water.

As a photographer, what's your dream task?

My dream task would be to shoot Fanning, John John or Clay Marzo in Teahupoo.

If you could change one thing in the world, what would that be?

Get rid of all the money greeding or in general greedy people. I think that would sort a lot of other problems, poverty, the destroying and polution of mother nature, wars and the careless things that humans do to get filthy rich.

How long could you survive without internet?

Probably not to long. I make my living mostly from customers I find through social media.

Do you have a favourite piece of clothing?


What's the meaning of life?

Thats a tough one. It's your life, so do what you want with it and give it the meaning you want it to have. As long as you are doing something you love, then everything else will come your way.