I was born in Einsiedeln, Switzerland on April 12th 1985. The pre-alpine area around the famous monastery village is known as a winter sports paradise. The first ski tows are practically in front of my doorstep and therefore it was easy to be inspired by snow sports as a teenager. Snowboarding became the true passion during my youth. I found my second passion through my job as a carpenter. I documented my finished work photographically and thereby discovered my joy and talent for photography. Both passions can be linked perfectly and since I was able to get a few good shots in my early days, I became more and more enthusiastic for the creative art form.
I use every free minute to be in the mountains with my snowboard and photo equipment to work on different projects. In 2009, I won 3rd place at a Swiss Youth Photography Award, the first time I’d been recognized for a photo. At the same time I presented two photos in the context of a local youth development project called ‘Young Art in Einsiedeln’. I was a finalist at the Sony World Photography Awards 2010. These awards, along with the positive feedback, motivated me to invest additional time and money into photography. In 2013 I was a Red Bull Illume finalist in the Close Up category. In 2014 the greatest honor that can be imagined as a snowboard photographer followed: my photo graced the cover of TransWorld SNOWboarding’s Photo Annual.