Johann Brandstatter, 49, native of the beautiful city of Salzburg in Austria. He started photography with landscape and nature after his father gave him a camera on his twelfth birthday. During his career in the armed forces he began to shoot photo reports, focusing on military and defense issues.From 1989 onwards he documented several trekking and diving expeditions. With the digital revolution in photography, Johann began working as a freelance photojournalist for various newspapers and magazines in Austria and Germany.Johann now is a freelancer for the British nes photo agency Demotix, mostly covering the Balkans and Turkey. He is also documenting crises and conflicts, like the Kosovo crisis. He is residing in Sofia, Bulgaria, with his wife, also a journalist.