I was born in Soest (Germany) in 1977. I studied photography at Folkwang University in Essen, focusing solely on architectural and landscape photography learning from master photographer Joerg Sasse. During these exciting times analog photography was just bridging into the digital world.
After graduating in 2007, I started shooting snowboarders in the small ski resort of Winterberg located in the western part of Germany. With the highest "mountain" just so reaching 800 meters, most people would hardly even consider this spot a proper resort, yet it has a dedicated crew of riders. There I quickly got involved in working with mountain bike athletes as well.
My passion for biking should define my photo work in the following years. I was shooting for various brands and magazines, including trips to Japan and Indonesia. At the same time I was developing my professional career as a commercial photographer.
In the end of 2017, my life came to a turning point. While on a trip to Chile I was diagnosed with brain cancer. Back in Germany I underwent surgery and started my long term recovery.
This personal crisis made me question my photography work and subsequently led me to redefine my approach. Since 2020, I am focusing heavily on personal artistic projects that unify my deeply rooted architectural photography skills with my passion for action sports.