Franz spent his childhood in Thuringia and has lived in Berlin for several years. Motivated by his interest in other cultures and his love of nature, he set off on a 2-year trip around the world in 2016. In order to be able to travel light, Franz left the camera equipment at home and photographed exclusively with the smartphone. By means of various wide-angle functions and interesting perspectives, he has succeeded in taking incredible landscape images in this way. His stunning images from South Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, South America and the Caribbean tell of the beauty and diversity of nature across the continents. For 2021 Franz is planning a second world trip to discover and photograph more cultures and landscapes.