I am a photographer from Bavaria but based in Innsbruck, Austria. Over the years I’ve focused mainly on snowboard and ski action photography as well as some downhill mountain biking.
I really enjoy being outdoors in the mountains and the woods. Like so many others I got injured a few years ago and picked up a camera to avoid getting bored. I soon realized that my point-and-shoot camera was a little under gunned and I switched over to a DSLR. This is where the whole story began: I began to bring my camera with me while snowboarding or skiing and tried to capture some shots of my friends going rad. Thanks to their patience I learned how to use a camera by trial and error.
My personal aim as a photographer is the unique angle. This is my way to tell the whole story or to do justice to the action of the rider and scenery. I prefer to use available light as I like to react quickly, but I don’t mind using additional light to get the shot.
Capturing the right moment with the right angle is like doing a massive powder turn with my snowboard; it keeps me motivated and stoked. Capturing action sports never gets old. Due to variable conditions, locations and different riders with different styles you have to adapt to their strengths and weaknesses. Those unpredictable parameters keep things interesting.
For this reason it’s an on-going learning process for me. Despite all this, having a blast with my friends in the backcountry is what matters. Getting a couple of decent shots after a nice day riding is just an added bonus.