Norbert Probst: was born in 1951. In 1970 he discovered SLR Cameras as a fascinating tool. In 1977 he fulfilled an old dream of his when he started scuba diving. Three years later he also took his camera into the sea and underwater photography became his passion. Early Europe-wide successes in competitions, stunning photographic slideshows and the collaboration with the first underwater image Archive IKAN in Frankfurt/M. paved his way into professional photography. First image publications in diving-, aquarium- and photo-magazines followed quickly.
In 1982 his first travel report was published, his first cover picture was printed in 1983. One year later, the editorial work for the magazine "Team Tauchen" began. 1988 he started a close cooperation with UWF Magazine (underwater photography). UWF became "Unterwasser" ("underwater") in 1995, a high quality monthly special interest magazine for scuba and skin divers in german language.
Until today, Norbert works mostly as an permanent, yet independent editor for Europes largest diving magazines "unterwasser" and "Tauchen". In his function as editor, he creates text- and image-reports all around diving and the fascinating underwater world. Together with Johanna Beloch, wife, diving partner and UW model, there is an experienced and well-practised team travelling around the world of diving.
Beside the jounalistic work Norbert Probst overtakes photographic assignments for industry and advertising. The distribution of the extensive underwater-image photo library occurs over a worldwide net of picture agencies.
Until today there are 97 cover photos beside many articles and photo publications also on international newspapers and magazines:
Abendzeitung München, Abenteuer Natur, Abenteuer&Reisen, Alert Diver, Aquanaut, ARD-Magazin, Asian Diver, Avanti, Be Active, Bella Magazine, Berliner Kurier, Berliner Zeitung, BILD, Bimbo, Blick, Boat International, Bravo, Bravo Sport, Bunte, Ca M'INTÈRESSE, Chatelaine Magazine, Color Foto, Condor inflight magazine, Cosmos Magazine, Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph, Das Neue, Das Tier, Der Spiegel, Die Aktuelle, Dresdner Morgenpost, Duiken, Dumont Zypern, Dykking, EGO, Ein Herz für Tiere, Figaro Magazin, Finanz und Wirtschaft, Fit for Fun, Foto Magazin, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung (F.A.S), Frankfurter Rundschau, Frau mit Herz, Freemen's World, Freizeitrevue, Freizeitwoche, Freizeitspass, FVW-Magazin, Galapagos Matters, Globo, Geo, Geolino, Geo Special, Geo Saison, Glückspost, Glücksrevue, GONG, Hallo, Handelsblatt, Hannoversche Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, Hessische Polizeirundschau, HGO, High Living, HILITE, HÖRZU, IHK-Magazin, Ich Tu Was, Intercity Magazin, Journal de Micky, Kieler Nachrichten, Kosmos, Kleines Volk, Kreiszeitung Syke, Krone Bunt, Książka Zwierzaki, Labor & More, LEA, Le Jounal des Incollables, Le Merian, Le Monde, Le Parisienne Magazine, Le Point, Loyal, Löwenzahn, Maxi, Mein TV & Ich, Mens Health, Mitteldeutsche Zeitung, National Geographic Traveller, Natur, Neue Energie, Neues Deutschland, Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung, Neue Post, Neue Züricher Zeitung, Nikon News, Nürnberger Nachrichten, Olli und Molli, Plongè, Podróże, Physis, P.M. Magazin, Readers Digest, Salzburger Nachrichten, Schöne Woche, Schweizer Familie, Scuba Diver, Segel-Magazin, Sience & Vie, Sports, Sport Diver, Sport Magazin Wien, Spiegel, Stern, Stern TV Magazin, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Sporttaucher, Sunday Times, Super Illu, Swiat, Wiedzy, Tagespiegel, Tauchen, Taucher Revue, Team Tauchen, Tierfreund, Tierwelt, The Times, The Week Junior, to&owoTV, Trade Magazine, Travel, TV 14, TV! Top, TV Hören und Sehen, TV-Movie, TV & Satellite Week, TV Spielfilm, TV-Wissen, TV Times, Türinger Allgemeine, TWÓJ STYL, UWF, TZ-München, unterwasser, Umwelt, Viva!, Vogue, Wapiti Magazine, Was ist Was Magazine, Weekend Magazine, Welt der Wunder, Welt am Sonntag, Westfahlenblatt, Westfählische Nachrichten, Wonderpedia, Woche Heute, Woche der Frau, Wochenzeitung, World of Knowledge and Zeit Leo, Zoon, Zwierzaki świata, etc.
Additionally pictures have been published in many books, brochures, advertising, calendars, posters, postcards, catalogs, CDs, in Television, on movie posters, vehicles, fair stands and websites as well as on products like glasses, playing cards, cups, pillows, mobil-phone-covers, bags, clocks or cloth.
Underwater-print-publications came out in following countrys: Arabian Emirates, Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Czechia, Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finnland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Malaysia, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Swiss, Schweden. Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Türkei, USA.
Contribution in tv-shows of ZDF and Sat-1
A selection from 97 published cover photos: