Born 1969 in Berlin, I started with travel photography at the age of 17 with a two months trip through the USA. My first serious 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 sold on 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 German car manufacturer, which still is my main job until today.
But photography was always an important part of my life. As a student, I spent nearly 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. I’m always looking for dramatic landscapes in beautiful light. Recently I started with filmmaking in addition to photography.