Past & Present
Nobody ever gets born with a camera. All photograhers go their own way to the dark side of the lens. Mine started in Berlin around the year 2000. With fascination and dilettantism, making every possible error one could make. Over the years, the amateurishness left but the fascination always stayed. My eyes always search to find again the lines and strong composition that I took out of the city to the huge playground of the outdoors. Into the mountains and wide open fields.
Arising from the fast pace of being a bike-messenger-bartender-scientist in the flat urban jungle, the RAW nature, fierce power and beat of the techno nights somehow found their way into my pictures. They radiate euphoria with a muddy grin on their face.
One shot at a time.
Nowadays, I love my position at the interface of photography and videography. Being able to chose the best tool to tell a story, is an immense pleasure. Emotions never care for their way of transport. They hitchhike between the pixels, they are passengers.
Offering photos as well as videos for editorial assignments as well as corporate shootings, I see myself more and more as a well-rounded shooter and story teller. Every project has the potential to learn and to enlarge my horizon. Every face has its story. No matter if it belongs to a person or mountain.
Why not? No, honestly. An image is created first in the mind, then in the camera. Imagining always preceeds imaging. Also, in most situation when I press the shutter button, it roughly takes that amount of time. Two seconds is neither especially fast nor incredibly long a time. It is the span from thinking, composing, setting and pressing. It is the time of creating.
Also, I love to reference Zsuzsa Bank's novel The Bright Days. If you read it, you know it.
What I do
IT'S NOT ONLY ABOUT WHAT I DO. IT'S ALSO ABOUT HOW I DO IT.