The Attitude in Detlef's Wall Art comes from the diverse interests that define him. His work is edgy, bold, passionate and seductive...it captures your attention...it "wakes you up"!
Detlef feels that if you are not "pushing the envelope" and not breaking things every once in a while,
you are not trying hard enough. This is the Attitude that Detlef has incorporated into his Innovative Fine Art Photography.
Upon emigrating from Germany as a youngster with his mother and father, his first experience in an aircraft became a childhood dream, passion and ambition. In the 60's after becoming naturalized in Boston, Detlef soon
learned that you can achieve anything you wish in the "Most Magnificent Country in the World"!
His love for "excessive" speed led into Motocross racing which evolved into high speed Superbike road racing. This "addiction" for speed led into "Big Block" Corvette and 930 Turbo Porsche road racing in the New England area. In his late teens, Detlef decided that he needed more of a "rush". In spite of having an extreme fear of heights, he became an avid Sky Diver (which in time, ended up being a great decision)! Shortly thereafter, Scuba Diving
became a reality...Detlef has been fortunate enough to dive in exotic venues like Martinique and Cozumel.
Upon completing his education in Boston, the childhood dream of becoming a professional commercially rated pilot became reality. Detlef became a flight instructor, test pilot and a commercial corporate pilot. As a youngster
while attending an airshow, Detlef saw the Thunderbirds perform...that was it...he had to become a "stunt" pilot one day...so he did. There is no question that performing in airshows, motivational speaking and visiting kids in schools and hospitals has
always been the highlight of Detlef's professional life. His passion for being hands on and helping children with special needs has been his inspiration for creating
According to Detlef, he has never felt a bigger "rush" or a feeling of being "alive" than flying his very highly modified aircraft straight down approaching 300 mph and pulling out at 10-20 feet above the surface, and
doing that while upside down pulling very high "g's"...talk about a headache!
The airshow business was extremely successful in New England and the media attention was astounding. Unfortunately the summer season is very short so in the fall of 1989 Detlef jumped into his plane, flew south, landed
in Naples (only because they had a hanger available) and never went back home!
You could say that ending up in Naples was by accident...Detlef embraced Naples immediately and has made the Naples community his home ever since. Detlef continued with his airshows for a number of years...he is now in the
market for a "Bigger and Badder" aircraft that will be an amazing beast!
None of these interests could have become a reality without fitness becoming a significant balancing force in Detlef's life. As a teenager, Detlef adapted easily into bodybuilding and has maintained a very high quality of life and fitness level for over 45 years.
Detlef's passion for extreme flying and airshow performances would on a regular basis
exceed 12 positive "g's" and 8 negative "g's" (without a "g suit")...fitness has always been a priceless health and life insurance policy.
Every print that is produced by DigiMorphouZ represents the passion that Detlef has for life. Each print also embraces life experiences that make DigiMorphouZ unique and gives
his Innovative Fine Art Photography it's Attitude!