I never planned to become a photographer – making pictures somehow just popped up in my life one day. I got asked to attend a concert for a newspaper during my time at university. I took this chance and somehow I have never stopped since. Shooting music has led me all around the world with stops in between to meet amazing and inspiring people.
By now I’m a commercial photographer, based in Germany, with a focus on entertainment, product and advertising photography. I work for clients, local and international, who need images or films centered around music, movies or specific products. I like to tell stories, sometimes these stories are conceptual and sometimes they are more about an editorial narrative.
I assisted Felix Rachor for more than 2 years before making the leap fully into freelancing. He was one of the best mentors to me. Inspiring, distilling a good work habit, and always encouraging me to create my own images.
Today, I shoot documentaries for magazines, cover-artwork, ads and commissioned portraits. I spend a lot of time preparing for my pictures, and I spend even more time nurturing my passion and my knowledge. I share my knowledge with the people I meet, and I’m happy when someone can learn from what I do. Why you might ask? When we can teach someone or inspire someone to do something, they might make that same impact on another person. Small acts can make a big impact.
Over the years, I have had the honour of receiving awards (e.g. to be one of the 200 best ad photographers worldwide by Lürzer’s Archive for 2018/2019, the Moscow International Foto Award, 1st Place for Events: Music and 2nd Place for Events: Overall 2016), working with great companies, and even more so, amazing people all over the world. Some of those include Paul van Dyk, Eric Schmidt (Google), Fragrance One, Martin Solveig, Miriam Bryant, ZEDD, Moonbootica, Dubfire, Creative Primates and the guys and girls over at Warner Music.