Frankfurt: Maik Scharfscheer

Featured in this Spotlight, Frankfurt-based photographer and director Maik Scharfscheer presents three new series on his main focus, sports. As a sports enthusiast, it is important for Maik to combine his unique lighting and framing with a technically perfect sporting scene.

The first series was shot in Marrakech, capital of Morocco, for client Leica. Maik photographed on location in one of the first field tests for the brand new 28mm lens for the Leica M. While he normally works with larger teams, it was important to rely on the absolutely necessary: the scenes are reduced to a minimum, the framing combines with the available light, and a great performance by the parkour runner.

For Engelhorn Sports Maik shot a range of different fitness and yoga images. In between Frankfurt's skyscrapers, he developed extraordinary images that put yoga in an entirely different light.

In Cape Town Maik photographed images for client Sport 2000. Reduced to the urban surroundings and the runners themselves, Maik's skills in staging are clearly on show.

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