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With my wife Gabriella, I'm living together in Hamburg, northern Germany.


I love to travel for assigments, to see new parts of the world, meeting people and getting friends with them.


This is the picture of my best lunchbreak in the last year. Gone for  snokeling und chilling during our shooting on the Seychelles for Hapag Lloyd.


Normally I'm quite relaxed, maybe sometimes, maybe .




For me it's always the most important thing to get the best result for my clients, to do every shooting with passion and tring to find the shot, thats going a bit further than the briefing. Often the preparation took much more time than the shooting, but I think I can only work with a free mind, when everything else on a job is already done proper.  Only this gives me the opportunity the create something unexpected.





One of my most favorite places to shoot is always in the pool!


In the last year I took a lot of care for my parents. My farther is turning 92 in a couple of days. He is  in a quite good condition and doing his very best to understand the functionality of the iPad...


We are spending a lot of time with the kinds in our neighbourhood. So we are all a kind of family.


It took some time for my to feel at home in Hamburg, we we moved away from Munich. Meanwhile I found a lot of people, that makes it easy for me to love Hamburg like the Alp-region.


Whenever I have some time off, I love to go mountainbiking with my friends from Lenggries or with the good guys from the Elbryder-group.


Especially in spring, when we are going to make the kickoff tour on the Canarian Islands.


Our whole family is spead over the whole world and it's always a wonderful thing to spent as much time as possible with you guys.


Dog loves me, don't know why!


Part of my team ist Andy, one of my oldest friends, doing all the digital operating for me.


I love to go hinking, a challange for the whole team, always....


I love to travel with light luggage.

We have always fun and sometime my team even more than me.....

I'm known for treating my models always real hard.


One of my luckiest moment last year together with our australien part of the family.


Thank you Adam and Julia, to have you as friends.


See you!


  • 2001 ADC Bronze, Die Zeit/Zeitleben
  • 2002 Bronze Type Directors Club, New York
  • 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2016 Auszeichnungen im BFF Jahrbuch
  • 2011 Gold BFF - Fashion
  • 2014, Winner at the AOP Award, London, in Categorie Fashion Single
  • 2015, 2016 Merrits AOP Awards, London,
  • 2015, 2016 Merrits International Color Awards, Los Angeles


ABB, AKG, AOK, Axor/ H.Grohe, Bayer, Bates Asia, BBDO Duesseldorf, Beaufort 8, Beiersdorf, Berenberg Bank, BMW / Alphera, Blanco, Bourdonné Design, Busch-Jaeger, Carpet Concept, C&A, Castenow, Credit Suisse, DDB, Deepblue Networks, Draft FCB, Duravit, ECE Projektmanagement, EMSA, ESPRIT, Europäische Reiseversicherung, fischerAppelt_furore, Gerschau&Kroth, Glashäger, Grenke Leasing AG, Grey, Gürtlerbachmann, HAPAG Lloyd Cruises, HAVAS, Hella Mineralbrunnen, Heye, Henkel, Infineon, JBL, JUK Hamburg, KNSK, Lanxess, Leo Burnett Laeufer, Lichtenauer Mineralquellen, Lufthansa, MAN, McCafé, McCann, Medi, MeisterWerke, Miele, Miles & More, Milka, NIVEA, Nokia, worldwide Oglivy & Mather Frankfurt, Ogilvy & Mather Düsseldorf, Peugeot, Philips, Public Ltd UK, Publicis München, Procter & Gamble, REWE, Rodenstock, Rolf Benz, Ruska Martin Associates, Saatchi & Saatchi Genf, Saatchi & Saatchi Frankfurt, SAP, SchuhKay, Serviceplan, Sivantos, Gigaset, straight, Strichpunkt, Techniker Krankenkasse, T-Mobile International, Toyota, TUI International, Versicherungskammer Bayern, Villeroy & Boch, Vistapark, Vivesco, Wächter & Wächter, weigertpirouzwolf, Weis Communications, Wilo, WMF,  Wunderman


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