Born 1969 in Berlin, I started with travel photography at the age of 17 with a two months trip through the USA. My first camera was a Nikon F3 with just a 50 mm lens.
Although I always had a great interest in traveling, nature, and photography I was also intrigued by technical things and especially cars. Therefore I decided to study automotive engineering. After finishing my Ph.D. at the university I started to work in the R&D department of a car manufacturer, which still is my main job.
But travelling and photography has always remained an important part of my life. As a student, I spent three months in the rainforests of Costa Rica taking macro images of insects, frogs, and reptiles. Later I did some experiments with high-speed photography, building my own trigger equipment.
Since 1999 I’ve specialized in landscape and travel photography in and around the wild places of this planet, where I always try to shoot at the most dramatic light and weather conditions.
Recently I started with filmmaking in addition to photography.
„Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not easy – your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself.“