Hi, my name is Florian. I am a dad, husband, photographer and traveler.

I am also a web designer/developer and co-founder of Haptiq, a web design agency, which I run together with my friend Claudio. We also created picu.

I am part of the WordCamp Europe 2018 organizing team as the photography team lead.

I currently live in Essen, Germany.

This website was first published in 2000 and has lived through different stages, from my first steps into the world wide web, to an online gallery (where I posted party pictures of me and my friends, long before there was Facebook) and it has at one time even been my online web design portfolio. This is the sixteenth incarnation.

I mostly post my photographs and personal stuff, inform family and friends about my whereabouts, and generally things, I find interesting.

That’s me with my daughter Lumi

Florian and his baby daugther Lumi
(Photo taken by my lovely wife Ulya.)

Contact me via email hello@florianziegler.com or find me on Twitter.

Photography Gear

Until recently, my favorite camera was the X100S X100F, because it is so lightweight and inconspicuous.

The same applies to the newest member to the family: the Leica Q. I’ll probably have to write some kind of review in the future. Right now, I just enjoy using it every day, documenting family life.

If I need some more versatility I use a Fuji X-T1.

You can find my images under the photography tag on this site, on my daily (not really) photo blog or on Flickr.


This site is driven by WordPress.

It runs a custom theme I built – but I haven’t gotten around to making it publicly available yet.

Shameless plug at the end: If you are a professional photographer you should check out picu, a client proofing solution for WordPress.