Ruhr by Felix Sandmann in Marl, Germany

Let’s explore the Ruhr area of Western Germany through the beautiful local lens of photographer Felix Sandmann. Be sure to follow his awesome Instagram feed: @felixsnd

Name:Felix Sandmann

Place you live: Marl, Germany

Occupation: student

Can you sum up the city you live in? I live in Marl (Germany), a city in western Germany. It’s located in the Ruhr area close to Dortmund and Gelsenkirchen. I live close to a forest, but the area I live is actually popular for big cities and industry.

What is a perfect day in Marl? There would be great weather and it would involve going out to explore new places with friends.

How long have you been using Instagram? For about 3 years

What do you shoot with? I mainly use my Canon eos 5d, but if I see something interesting I use my phone as well.

What is your editing process? Lightroom with VSCO film presets and Photoshop for final editing.

Has Instagram affected how you shoot? Before I started using Instagram my style was pretty different. Instagram opened my eyes in some new ways.

Can you give a couple tips to aspiring Instagram photographers? Find out what you are passionate about (nature photography, portraits, etc.) and do it as often as you can. You’ll see that you’ll get better and better over time.

Who are your three favorite Instagrammers? @alexstrohl, @samuelelkins and @hannes_becker

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Name:Felix Sandmann


Best place to eat:

Baccos Restaurant

Best outdoor activity:

Running and hiking

Must do:

The fire watchtower with a view of the whole forest