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Photograhper Team

Hans-Peter Zwicklhuber

Hans-Peter Zwicklhuber

Kremsmünster / Upper Austria
  • Agricultural teacher
  • Founder of "agrarfoto.com"
  • Photographer and film maker of Agriculture and Forestry
  • Trained cattle photographer
Andrea Jungwirth

Andrea Jungwirth

Vienna / Austria
  • PR Mentor
  • Nutritionist
  • Photographer specializing in landscapes, flora and fauna, culinary art and food
Jörn Gläser

Jörn Gläser

Wedemark / Germany
  • Student of Agricultural Science
  • Photographer of modern agricultural engineering in northern Germany
Walter Schreiner

Walter Schreiner

Kremsmünster / Upper Austria
  • Technician
  • Airplane and helicopter telecommander
  • Aerial photographer of agriculture and forestry
Wolfgang Milan

Wolfgang Milan

Vienna / Austria
  • Graduate merchant engineer
  • Published author
  • Photographer of rural villages, original and historical farms, and folk culture

Background

The first photos, taken with a digital camera, were the inspiration for what agrarfoto.com is today. In 2001 the School of Agriculture in Schlierbach acquired a small Canon digital camera. Hans-Peter Zwickelhuber, agriculture lecturer, had repeated goes with it and was thrilled with the results. A small archive soon came into existence. These pictures should not simply stay on the hard drive of a personal computer but should be able to be seen all over the world on the internet – that was the idea then.

The next step was to create a very simple homepage with these initial pictures. At this point there was still no notion of any commercial aspect.

Bernhard Weber – Chief editor of Austria’s largest agricultural newspaper “Blink ins Land” – saw these first pictures and arranged a meeting with Hans-Peter Zwickelhuber. Now the ball was rolling: CDs of the first selections of farming photos – already known as “Agrarfotos” - were sent to several agricultural publishing companies. Their good reception led to the decision to programme a picture database. By 2002 already the database, programmed by the company “Globlnet” of Linz, was online. Agrarfoto.com was one of the first online picture databases offering the possibility to download high resolution pictures.

Over the following years the field of agriculture has been explored down to the smallest details. Numerous prizes and awards for Hans-Peter Zwickelhuber’s have followed. Again and again, Agrarfotos have met with success in photography competitions across Europe.

From 2006 the one-man business grew into a team. Andrea Jungwirth of Vienna began to stock the database with pictures mainly from the area of food, Jörn Gläser of Hannover provided pictures from northern Germany’s agriculture, Austria’s Walter Schreiner started aerial photographs and Wolfgang Milan, also from Vienna, contributed pictures of folk culture.

Photographic technology has been ever more refined - HDR imagery, panorama, RAW image files, as well as state of the art Nikon technology guarantee superlative images.

The most important thing apart from modern technology is a broad agricultural knowledge and good contacts with farmers. Only when this is taken as given can compelling imagery from agriculture and nature sources be created.

Continuous meticulous work behind the scenes ensures the outstanding system that prevails at agrarfoto.com. Ultimately the right keyword determines whether an image will be found or not.

In addition to photography, film is becoming more and more important.

Since 2008, the database has also offered thousands of short video clips (“Footage”). This video material can be downloaded in the same full resolution as the photos, and is ideal for the creation of documentaries.

Today agrarfoto.com is one of the most comprehensive and well assorted agricultural image databases in and beyond the German speaking countries.

Photographing on the farms and fields and contact with the farmers provides great gratification.

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