14 years old i got a super 8 camera as a present from my parents. whenever we could afford stock, i served as the dop for the „feature“- films, that my friends and i produced (silent horror comedy). in 1981 i started out in the business with a one year internship in the camera department of second german television zdf. ever since graduating from sfof (stattliche fachschule für optik und fototechnik), berlin, i have been working free lance as a 1st ac, then as steadicam operator and gradually as a dop. since 1991 i work out of hamburg.
having learned on real celluloid, i was often forced to shoot digital in ever varying formats, though i always fought for film. in 2010 i enjoyed my first shoot with alexa and after that found it harder to argue for film, especially as alexa learned slomo.
in 1995 i had my first close encounter with car shoots, and over the years was specialized less by my choice than coincidence. i like cars well enough but my passion are people. honestly, i enjoy what i ́m doing, but please note, that not everything i shoot must have wheels.
having worked on many international sets, i wish my spanish and french were a lot better, but my english is good enough to communicate with the rest of the world.