Harald Schön was enthusiastic about photos and cameras long before he started school. When he later "snapped" too much with his father’s Voigtländer camera, he got his own camera. Because the pocket money was not sufficient for the many pictures, Harald soon invested in small darkroom equipment in order to develop and enlarge his own films more cheaply. After studying engineering, Harald worked in the automotive industry. However, photography remained his hobby. Successes with own magazine articles in word and picture as well as the marketing of his images with agencies, let him mature in the thought of an occupational change. When, in 1997, he decided to change his place of residence, he took the plunge into self-employment and has been working as a professional photographer ever since. His special interest: to grasp the aesthetics of technology and translate them into photographs. Here, the engineer profits from his understanding of technology and, as an industrial photographer, travels halfway around the world for his commissions. Further topics from Harald's portfolio are current rail traffic, railway history, historical luxury trains (e.g. Orient Express), historical timetables and tickets as well as landscapes, lost places, composings and digital alienations.