I am a freelance photographer...
…, a paragliding pilot and adventurer and a Quality and Project Manager.
Originally from the Baltic Sea in Germany, I decided in 2013 to live in the US for at least a few years and take a big chance in my main job as a mechanical engineer.
After 3.5y and many precious life experiences in the USA, I moved back to Europe and did settle in the very South-Eastern corner of Germany right at the Austrian border.
Eventually I became a Project Manager and did run the circus for 5.5y (at that time in the medical machinery industry). Today I am working in the Quality Management – which may be a reason for my structured preparations and general approach when it comes to run photography shootings.
The decisions to relocate were also driven by my need to travel and explore – which of course is a perfect combination for my love for photography. I first developed my appreciation for serious photography while I was on my first big trip in life to Peru and Bolivia in 2008.
One fine Gentleman allowed me to capture a glance of him – and will never be forgotten. Even though this shot wasn’t even taken with a DSLR with a fancy lense but a compact camera, it reminded me in all those years ever since that it is the right moment that counts – not a photo gear for 8000 EUR.
Now, over 15 years and a lot of staged photo shoots, one lost flash unit, dirt in my lenses and sand grain in my camera later, I am shooting with a mirrorless full-format camera and are looking forward to all the incredible landscapes and the adventures they offer – as well as to the stories of the people who will come along!