I was dropped onto earth in 1973 in Munich. I grew up doing a lot of outdoor sports in the mountains and lakes, including snowboarding, windsurfing, surfing and skateboarding. These sports inspired me most, so I always wanted to shoot them as I had a feeling for them. I’ve always known what the adrenaline rush is like.
I got my first film camera when I was 14 and used my dad’s SLR until I could afford my own. I learned photography by just working in my photo lab, analyzing the good and bad results. Photography has always been my passion, but I studied medicine for three years. I got bored with that and wanted to do something creative instead. i then began shooting for advertising agencies and magazines, and decided to study Media Design and informatics so that I could get ready for digital life.
I like to work closely with athletes, and try to find out what they see – adding creativity and energy to my photos. I’m fascinated by being able to freeze a single moment in one image because it gives me my drive. I never like to miss a good shot. Whatever it takes, wherever I can find a better angle, I just go for it. if it’s worth it, I’ll risk it – no matter if I have to run, jump, climb or swim to get the picture. Photography is my love, a drug, my spirit.