My grandmother gave me the name of a flower and my dad says I have been a witch in a past life. I love old world architecture, summer nights, foggy autumn mornings and the woods. My life is about seeking adventures, collecting stories and making memories (and eating carrot cake). I grew up in a small town in Bavaria and still call it home. Homegrown flowers, the scent of freshly baked bread from the traditional bakery around the corner, long hikes, art and crackling candlelight bring joy into my life. Sounds cliché but my mothers old film camera was my first love affair (sorry, Tim!) and the beginning of my creative career. My academic background in design influences the way I see the world and is the base of my art and craft. I'm happy to see my photographs published in the most influental magazines worldwide and was named as the Rising Star of wedding photography in the World by Rangefinder Magazine New York in 2018.
I love to discover lonesome places on earth and experiencing something new every day. Fresh air, the seasons, waves, the mountains.. you name it. I was already living in Canada and hosted open air music festivals to bring people together to celebrate life while feeling the grass under their feet. In this stage of life I never thought I would ever hold a camera in my hands to tell stories about peoples lives. Now I can''t imagine working on something more meaningful than a wedding celebration. It's all about the people that are close to your hearts in your life, all the little gestures and feelings of excitement and the scent of love in the air. Digging deep into your story to understand your path, heartbeat and what makes you who you really are fuels my inspiration.
I was always interested how things work in its core and so I graduated in Engineering. Engineers are the ones who are fueled by curiosity and create something that isn’t there already. My creative roots (the awe and wonder) come from creating music and adventures in nature. The moment I realized I wanted to craft films to tell stories of peoples lives happened on a autumn day when my grandmother gave me an old casket full old photographs of my forefathers. The old world charme of the past, the simple beauty of the natural moments and the honest joy mesmerized me. Although the people are long gone their stories are still alive in every frame. They aren't just a memory of their lives but also my explanation where I come from.