Adrian Sommeling looks back with a slight nostalgia. His mother is an artist and thus laid the creative foundation for his working life. As a child he sat next to her at the table. With a drawing pad in front of him, sketching the first lines to be drawn from children’s drawings and soon to be copied from Don Lawrence’s beautifully illustrated comic books. The sketchbook was no longer adequate, canvas and airbrush took their place. In high school Adrian took his first steps towards the camera and also developed his own films in an improvised darkroom upstairs.
After this school period he went to work for an advertising agency and soon started working for himself. Nevertheless, photography continued to appeal to him and after more than a decade of success in the world of advertising, he started to concentrate on photography. The photographer Adrian Sommeling was born.