Born and raised on the north side of the Austrian Alps, I got into mountainbiking and skiing at a young age. In the beginning, the camera was mainly a tool to show my family what I did during the weekends, trying to convince them my adventures were not dangerous at all. A few faceplants, broken bones and unplanned helicopter-flights later, I found out the hard way that becoming a professional athlete may not be the right thing for me. Attending university was an experience I wouldn’t want to miss. Nevertheless, I probably spent more time in my van in the mountains than in the auditorium. After graduating with an MSc. in engineering, it was obvious to me that there was only one career objective for me. I’m one of those people who can’t keep calm for more than an hour if you put them into an office. Being outdoors, surrounded by people who love what they’re doing makes me feel alive in a way nothing else does. Today, I’m following the athletes I call friends down trails and slopes all year long, mainly shooting editorial stories and commercials, but also reportage apart from action sports.
If you see my van at the parking of a ski resort here in the Alps, just knock for free coffee!