Stern is an institution in Germany; it is one of the oldest illustrated news and lifestyle magazines known for its high-class photo journalism.
Over the years, the stern family has grown. The offshoots are the specialized photo publication stern VIEW, the award-winning true crime magazine stern CRIME, and various special single-focus stern editions covering major world events and personalities.
I have been the New York photo editor and producer for the stern Magazine group for some 20 years, and I commission, research and license photography for a wide range of features from documentaries, sports, science and news to portrait and fashion, working with established photographers as well as developing talent.
I participated in multiple portfolio reviews across the United States and internationally, and was a juror for The Fence/Photoville and ZEKE Awards as well as a mentor at the Eddie Adams Workshops.
Photography for me is the visual narrative of life; it is historic document, artistic expression, and allows everyone to experiment with visual creativity.
Photography lets me see the world through other peoples’ eyes, invites and challenges me to look at places and moments differently, from my own perspective. It is constant exploration.
There are two kinds of adventure and action sports images I love: The grandiose overview of a sport event – a photograph that shows a crowded stadium, a racetrack, or a track and field event with cheering crowds and the athletes at the center of attention; sailboats at a regatta, a lone rock climber tiny in a gigantic mountain side.
The other image is the close-up of an athlete’s face in utter exhaustion or tense with concentration, the face of a sports fan ecstatic with joy or tearing up in disappointment. I want to see a moment captured that transports me to the scene, lets me make an emotional connection, inspires me.