I spent my youth in the Engadin, Switzerland, where I discovered my love for mountain sports at an early age. Therefore, it goes without saying that I started to explore the high Alpine on my snowboard, and I also participated in mountain bike races during the early nineties. Photography and expeditions have taken me to Nepal, Iran, Africa, North America, and the Caucasus in Russia. In recent years, I have climbed and snowboarded down many 4,000-meter mountains in the Alps and Morocco, as well as the 5,600-meter Damavand in Iran.
After my photo design studies, I worked as an assistant in Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, and Hamburg. During this time, I became proficient in many fields of photography, including advertising, still-life, portraits, and fashion. In 1995 I decided to combine my love for mountaineering and extreme sports with professional photography. After seven years in Munich, I now work out of Whistler, B.C., using my photography talent for magazine spreads and advertising projects worldwide. Among my clients are high-profile, special-interest publications, as well as the renowned German magazine The Stern. My photographs have been featured in advertisements for companies such as Siemens Mobile, Jack Wolfskin, Adidas, GORE-TEX, Vaude, Die Bahn, Red Bull, Kona, US40, Norco, and Oakley.