Reading a magazine always meant looking at pictures for me; I think I’ve always been a visual kind of person. My second passion has always been mountain biking. I grew up in a small village in Germany and spent a lot of time outside, playing in the forests and riding my bike. I realized that being outside would have to be a part of my job. I started to take pictures of my buddies when we were riding in our local woods. A big step was definitely my first Nikon D200 that I could only afford thanks to an inheritance I got from my grandparents.
I was overwhelmed when I saw my first published work in the magazines I used to read as a teenager. These successes pushed me more. My three-year apprenticeship as a photographer in Stuttgart helped me to become more professional.
Today I feel extremely blessed to have a job that combines my passions for outdoor sports and photography. As a freelance photographer, I have the opportunity to travel to the most exciting spots all over the world and to work with fantastic athletes. Catching the one moment that defines the whole movement is what inspires me. My motivation is to go out there and capture the essence of action sports – hunting the perfect moment, scenery, mood and light.