Ryu is a freelance photographer based in Berlin, Germany. He lives with his wonderfully French wife, a beautiful human child, two reluctant cats, and one goldfish.
His career as a sports photographer started in 2005 when he was asked to shoot the Confederations Cup in Germany. Having had no prior experience shooting sports, he managed to do okay after that.
He also published a book via Kickstarter on the World Cup 2014 in Brazil:
Current gear includes:
2 X Nikon D4s
400mm f2.8 VRII
200mm f2.0 VRII
Think Tank Airport Roller Derby
MH-02 LR: Monopod head
Press Fashion Vest
Soft Lens Hood
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