I was born and raised in the city of Munich, Germany. As soon as I finished school I wanted nothing else but to become a hang and paragliding pilot. So I started working as a bicycle messenger in the wintertime and took all the money to fly in summer. I used to live in a VW bus in the summer (I still have it!) and drove from one competition to another.
I did outdoor photography in my youth. With freeflight photography it became professional. I fixed huge camera mounts on my hang glider to capture my personal adventures as a pilot. Suddenly I had a front page in Germany's biggest freeflight magazine. This was when I noticed I could really make a job out of the thing I loved to do. Nowadays I'm specialized in air to air photography. I still love the bird’s-eye view, it still makes me feel humble to discover the planet from above.
For my photographs, I'm looking for sceneries that put the pilot and his wing in places that look threatening (some of them are!). It gives an interesting contrast to the peaceful looking paraglider. And the more exciting it is to shoot, the more fun it generally is.