Leica presents the latest installment of the “Leica. My Life” video series, featuring Hamburg-based director, photographer, writer and self-described “pretty bad musician” Ben Bernschneider. Ben believes what’s important in life is productivity, which probably explains why he’s written scripts and a novel at the same time that he’s honed his craft behind the camera. He believes photography is both work and art, and loves the instant gratification of being able to immediately examine the finished product, as if he were a baker appraising the quality of freshly made bread. As a photographer, he wants to preserve human beauty, and if possible, make it even more beautiful. Hear Ben’s story in his own words by pressing play in the video below.