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Axel_Hack Axel Hack

As cave- and expedition-photographer I took part in variouse expeditions that led me as far as Papua New Guinea.
For me the ‘story behind the picture’ is as important as the motive.
This is why I give talks about caving to the broad public.
On this website I would not only like to present some of my photographs but also some information about the techniques I used to capture the shots.

“To show people what nature creates and shapes in the hidden, and of course to discover new territory”,

this is my motivation, which inspires me again and again to participate in international expeditions and haul my photo equipment through narrow passages and deep shafts for kilometers into the earth …

I’m always happy for suggestions and critics.
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Résumé

2017

talks
“Das Land der Kosuar, auf Höhlenexpedition in Papua NeuGuinea” (Bamberg, Germany)
“the Dachstein Caving Expedition” (SUICRO, Irland)
“Höhlenphotographie” (Fürth, Germany)
“Höhlenwelten: Ardéche” (Erlangen, Germany)
expeditions
Dachstein, Austria/ Picos de Europa, Spain
publications & prices
pictures in “The Decent Nr.259”
pictures at “Alpkit.com” (Ario Expedition)
pictures & interview for “Bosh Power Tools” (Ario Expedition)
1st price SUICRO foto-competition, cathegorie: “Abroad” (Ireland)
1st price SUICRO foto-competition, cathegorie: “Ireland” (Ireland)

2016

talks
“Das Land der Kosuar, auf Höhlenexpedition in Papua NeuGuinea” (Forchheim)
“Caving Expedition: Papua NeuGuinea” (Kendal Mountain Festival- Underground Session/CoPro with Stephen Read)
“Albania Expedition 2016” (Irland -SUICRO/ CoPro with Stephen Read)
“Höhlen in Ireland” (DAV Forchheim)
“Cave Photographie” (Irland -SilverBloom Photoclub)
expeditions
Dachstein, Austria/ Skrapar, Albania
publications
picture in “the Archaeology of Darkness”
pictures in “The Decent Nr.250”
Coverphoto “Petzl Underground Session” -Kendal Mountain Festival
pictures at Mpowerd.com
“Höhlen im Land der Kosuaren” article at PXP-Portfolio

2015

public talks
“Höhlenwelten: Ardéche” (Forchheim/ Bamberg)
“caves in Ireland” (FHKF annual meeting)
expeditions
Dachstein, Austria/ Darrai Plateau, Papua NewGuinea
expedition Photographer
2. internat. Caving-Expedition at the Darrai-Plateau, Southern Highlands, Papua NewGuinea
advertisement pictures
for Speleo-Concepts

2014

photographers list
 Ricoh Imaging Germany
cover Picture
 Irish Speleology Nr.21
pictures at the photokina
 at the booth of Pentax& Ricoh Imaging Deutschland
public talk
 ’caves in the dep. Ardèche& Gard'(SUICRO 2014, Irland)
cave-photoraphy-theory Workshop
 Speleological Union of Ireland and Irish Cave Rescue Organisation
cave photography competition judge
 Speleological Union of Ireland and Irish Cave Rescue Organisation

2013

cave calendar 2014
  in cooperation with Speleo-Concepts
sponsoring photos for Alpkit.com
 displayed for several month at the Alpkit.com main page

2012

cave photography workshop
  Speleological Union of Ireland and Irish Cave Rescue Organisation
cave photography competition judge
  Speleological Union of Ireland and Irish Cave Rescue Organisation
public talks
  ‘the Caves of the Cosuar’ (Bamberg/ Erlangen/ Forchheim/ Nürnberg)
Article: The Caves of the Cosuar
  In-flight Magazine AirNiugini 2012 (Pictures)
Articles about the irish PnG Expedition 2011
  various Newspapers (German and Irish)

2011

public talk
  ‘Caving the France Jura’
1st price cave photography competition, category: Abroad
  Speleological Union of Ireland and Irish Cave Rescue Organisation