My roots are in the Hip Hop scene, that´s why I specialized in B-Boy/B-Girl photography. After organizing numerous events for the scene and working on two books about Hip Hop as editor/writer with New York’s legendary Hip Hop photographer Martha Cooper, I started working as a photographer in 2011.
Martha Cooper had just upgraded from the D70 to the D700 and had given me her D70 with the words, “I think you could be a great photographer—go and do something with it!” So I went on a trip for six months following Hip Hop culture in Mexico and Central America to learn how to shoot.
Forever grateful that now I finally knew “what I wanted to be when I grow up,” I started shooting the Red Bull BC One for which at that point I had been working as a writer, blogger, web editor and social media manager.
Today, I’m traveling the world shooting sports, culture and music events for Red Bull and for the Hip Hop scene. “I have the best job in the world! To be able to do what I love and what makes me the happiest, shooting and traveling, is friggin awesome!”
I shoot all types of sport. Capturing movement is my passion. I also love to explore new fields, so don't hesitate to contact me for sports events of any kind!
Having worked with Martha Cooper since 2003, she of course sparked my interest in street art. While I've bee shooting it all over the world on my travels wherever I could find it, I've developed my own special brand of street art photography when I started working for Urban Nation in 2015. This is my third year as their in-house photographer and I am proud and grateful to be part of this remarkable project!
BC One 2016
I've been working with the Red Bull BC One since 2005 and shooting it since 2010. The 2016 World Final was held in Nagoya, Japan, on December 3rd. Leading up to the world final was a 3 day camp with workshops and all sorts of battles. I took some dancers out for some shoots and ended up working with Denis Hegic on a little clip. I love how he animated my photos and gave them this incredible 3-D look.
In September 2016, Urban Nation brought 10 international artists to Reykjavik, Iceland, for the second Wall Therapy project.
Each artist was paired with an Icelandic musician, who was to perform at the annual music festival Iceland Airwaves. The musicians were asked to provide the street artists with a song, lyrics or poetry especially chosen or written for this project.
The visual artists were provided a city wall as surface for their large-scale work and the sketching began.
We were luckin in Berlin! The Day of the Super-moon on November 14, 2016, was a beautiful day and a clear night. I took a stroll in Tiergarten to catch some nice autumn shots and then went up to Teufelsberg to shoot the moon.
Cuba Mi Amor
I've travelled to Cuba several times. I fell in love with the country and am planning on doing a black and white project next winter.
Iceland is one of the most beautiful countries I've ever seen and I will try to make it there at least once a year for the rest of my life.