I was born in 1975 in Hall in Tyrol and am now based in the Allgäu, Bavaria. By the age of 10 I had discovered my fascination with the mountains and already captured them in pictures with my Rollei 35s. By that time, I had already developed an interest for aerial photography. With the help of complex, self-built kites, I took my first pictures from above, which provided a view from a different perspective. Later, I began to fly paragliders myself to take pictures from there. In the meantime, I was probably one of the most famous photographers in the paragliding scene. Countless breathtaking photo series are evidence of this obsession. It is above all the incredible diversity of perspective that fascinates the viewers of my work. Perspectives, seasons and views change, a cosmos of its own, which I approach from the air – a cosmos of mountains, hills, valleys, clouds and water opens up. It’s never-ending variety. Whether over the Dolomites in winter or over the summit of Etna in search of new motives, no journey is too far for me, and no mountain too high!
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