I was born amidst high mountain ranges in Innsbruck, Austria.
Being outdoors playing, enjoying and expressing myself in the mountains became second nature to me.
I found an old Pentax Super A stuffed away in my parent's house and was hooked. Growing up in a mountain village, I began to shoot nature, plants, birds, anything was good. Any money I was able to acquire, I threw at photo gear.
After school, I pursued a more traditional path by studying civil engineering. In university, outdoor sports became more and more important as a socializing factor, so I remember selling all my photo gear to be able to buy an Enduro Mountain bike.
Years later, when we went on a ski trip to Chile, I found my passion again. I was able to shoot nice photos but didn't have a camera, so a friend brought one that I could shoot on. A few weeks later, my first article was published in a skiing magazine. Boom, what a feeling! I was hooked again!
Photography became so much more than a hobby, so after graduating from university, I had two career choices.
I chose photography and have never looked back since. Many years of traveling around the globe on commercial shoots, expeditions, special athlete's projects. So many mind blowing places, so many nice people, so many interesting moments I was able to witness through the viewfinder of my camera. I'm happy to say I found my place.
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