About

Working as a DoP has taken me to extrem environments and exciting shootings across the globe. From the Middle East to the heart of Colombia. My camera work is honored with several awards including the renowned German Camera Award.

For me, it‘s PASSION to find an ATMOSPHERIC visual language for each film.
I like when reality turns into MAGIC and I draw inspiration from the MOMENT.
I Love the CREATIVE power which explodes when VISION awakes.

I am born near the Black Forest, with a big bang on the 31st of December. My childhood was spent preparing for life as a Designer and a Photographer.

 

I studied Moving Photography at the College of Art in Dortmund and worked as a digital-artist at the post-production company „das Werk/FFM“.

 

In 2000, I moved on to the renowned Film Academy BW, in Ludwigsburg. I worked as a light technician and gaffer. Light being one of the key elements for creating atmosphere and mood.

 

I shoot movies, documentaries, music clips and commercials, both on film and digital media. I graduated in 2007 with a Masters in Cinematography.

 

Since then I’ve lived in Berlin and continue to work successfully as a DoP.

AWARDS

GERMAN CAMERA AWARD 2014 winner and GRIMME AWARD nomination 2015 for the Documentary THE ISLAND. Greenpeace NEW BEES Commercial is on the Shortlist CANNES LIONS 2014 and wins the GERMAN WERBEFILMPREIS 2015. The documentary SOUVENIR has been SCREENED AT THE 64.BERLINALE FORUM 2014. The campaign for SCHWÄBISCH HALL gets the EFFIE AWARD IN GOLD 2013. The documentary WAITING AREA wins the ÖNGÖREN AWARD FOR DEMOCRATHY AND HUMAN RIGHTS 2013 and is screened in competition at SNOW DANCE FESTIVAL 2015. The music video for TIM BENDZKO is nominated for Best Video national ECHO 2012. The documentary BUY ME! Is nominated for the GERMAN CAMERA AWARD 2012 and BEST DOCUMENTARY and BEST EDIT at Sehsüchte Festival 2012 also nominated for the GERMAN TALENTED AWARD at FIRST STEPS and screened at the Internationale Filmfestival in HOF, BAFICI(Buenos Aires) 2012 and at 8th BERLINER DIRECTORS LOUNGE. The feature film FLYING BLIND has been nominated for the KODAK CAMERA AWARD 2007 and the IFFF-CAMERA AWARD and is also screened at 55. BERLINALE in the Perspektive as OPENING FILM. The documentary THE SECRET OF DEVA wins the GERMAN TALENTED AWARD at Sehsüchte-Festival 2007. The short feature WHITE ANZ wins the KODAK CAMERA AWARD, the ARD-YOUNG CIVIS AWARD and is WINNER at FILMSCHAU BW 2006. The animation Film TOM CAT wins the KODAK CAMERA AWARD and the GRAND PRICE at CINEMA TOUT ECRAN Genf 2005. It also wins the shortfilm competition at Exground Wiesbaden, the FRIEDRICH-MURNAU Short Film AWARD 2006 and the ADVENCEMENT AWARD at Filmschau B-W. The commercial HANUTA-THREE BITES has been nominated for the VDW AWARD 2005. The feature film KAMPFANSAGE (Second Unit dop) has been nominated for the GERMAN CAMERA AWARD and wins the ANIMAGO VISUAL EFFECTS AWARD, as well as the AUDIENCE AWARD at the FANTASY FILMFEST 2004. The shortfilm BUCARESTI-BERLIN WINS the BERLINALE TALENTCAMPUS 2003. The short film THE MUSE has been nominated for the KODAK CAMERA AWARD 2000.

AT WORK