We instantly became friends. Wolfgang was mild-mannered, pleasant and very knowledgeable. At the time his body was already quite ravaged by several bouts of cancer but not his spirit or positive outlook.
Wolfgang's purist b/w photography of sharks, shot on film with his trusty and battered Nikonos V, was one of the few that truly inspired me to take my own photography a tad further. There was always such a raw but at the same time elegant aesthetic over his imagery which always appealed to me, and still does to this day.