Born in a small town in the middle eastern part of Germany, skateboarding and Punk Rock were the two most important things in Holgers life. Documenting these early days visually with a camera came then naturally.
While studying media technology at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences Holger more and more gravitaded towards camera work. After graduating he stepped into the film industry as a 2nd assistant camera; moving up the ranks quickly leading to his first operating jobs. Shooting short films between jobs with like minded collaborators nourished the growing hunger for creation.
In 2012 he entered the cinematography class of Munich University of Televison and Film (HFF). Jobs as operater and 2nd Unit DP on numerous national and international movies payed the bills and food for his little family through out this time.
Since 2015 he is focusing on his own cinematography in narrative and commercial projects without forgetting his passion for music videos and intimate documentaries.
In 2019 he left filmschool with a diploma, three features and a dozens of short films, commercials, music videos and documentaries winning him awards in Camerimage, IMAGO and as well as nominations for the German Cinematography and the Michael-Ballhaus-Award.
When Holger is not prepping or shooting he finds great balance in touring the European coastline with his girls in their campervan or lets loose in Munichs world famous surfspot the Eisbach, riding the wave :)
Für den Kurzfilm Adisa mit dem Regisseur Simon Denda in 2021 Winner des student Academy Award 2021 Best Production bei 50th Sehsüchte Filmfestival Max-Ophüls-Preis
Für LIMBO „Best Cinematography“ beim New York Cinematography Award 2020 und
„Best Cinematography in a feature Film“ beim LA Cinematography Award 2020.
„extra ordinary young emerging cinematographer Award“ beim IMAGO Award 2020 (Die Imago ist der Weltkameraverband mit dem gleich Vorsitz wie der ASC)
Für FREMDE „Cinematographer of the Year“ Award beim European Cinematography Award 2019
Bronze Tadpole auf der Camerimage 2018
Für Aholes prostate cancer foundt "Best Film" bei den NY Advertising Awards 2020