Already early in my life I had the urge to spend my time with visual arts. Therefore I moved from my birthplace, the Allgäu, to Munich to attend a school for art and design. This led me to photography. Playing with light and framing.
Soon the day came on which I spent four hours in the Arri cinema in Munich watching “Once upon a time in America”.
When I came out of this amazing film, I knew what I wanted to be involved in. Bringing emotions through the lens onto the screen. Creating magic. Filmmaking.
This is what I am doing now since more than 30 years. First as a camera assistant and operator, then as a director of photography.
My first “big” film was the science fiction movie VORTEX, which I shot in 1999 with director Michael Pohl. It was screened at the Fantasy Film Festival in 2001. Since then I was responsible for the cinematography of films like THE EAGLE HUNTER’S SON, an adventure story filmed in Mongolia with Danish director René Bo Hansen which was shown at the Berlinale 2009; DER FAST PERFEKTE MANN, a family drama on which I collaborated with director Vanessa Jopp or JOURNEY TO CURE, my own little documentary film which I shot in India between 2015 and 2020 – just to name a few productions.
I work in all kind of areas: Feature films for cinema; TV movies and TV series; documentaries; music videos, commercials and image films.