KURTZ Michael


Germany Germany


Taking photos has been a lifelong passion for me. It all started as I was working in the yacht Insurance Industry (Pantaenius) as Claim Manager and surveyor in the middle of the eighties. I did this for more than 25 years, taking pictures and writing about claims related to boats, all over the world. Normal accidents, frauds, hurricanes and other natural disasters, and lots more crazy stories had to be documented with pictures.

More and more of my photos were needed and also became used for Marketing purposes. I also started capturing big boat races around 15 years ago - still exclusive for Pantaenius, Hamburg.

Since 2015 I use and own a simple web site : "Michaelkurtzphoto.com" which shall be completed with photos from events I have been covering in the past 15 years.