About

I am inspired by the idea that photographic images create associations in the brain not merely based on optical information but rather that – similar to water – they store and release energy. Originally influenced by the encounter with the alchemist and photographer Marino Lazzeroni, I am now experimenting with the concept of “Zen in the Art of Archery” in my photography in order to achieve a moment of oneness with the subject.I am particularly interested in the principle of polarity. Opposites make the reality as we know it. It is with the help of the basic fondamentals above and below, light and shadow or yin and yang that we are able to perceive the material world. I feel that photography is an excellent medium to shine a light on these concepts. Following my main subject “On the Nature of Things” I would like to invite the viewer to a new experience of what we usually take for granted.

2019

München, photo19, Praterinsel, group show.

Nevers, France Bourgogne, Palais Ducal, group show "Arbres en soi" Mois de la Photo en Nièvre.

Barcelona, Fotonostrum Gallery, Inauguration group exhibition.

Monovision Photography Awards, London, Honorable Mention für "Tree Crowns".

München Venio, Duo exhibition "Triebkräfte der Erde" (Driving Forces of the Earth), Trilogy.

13th Pollux Awards, York GB,
Honorable Mention for "Tree Crowns" + Honorable Mention for "Daydream & Nightwalk".

BnF, Bilbliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, artist book "Tree Crowns" part of collection.

Athens Photo Festival, Photobook exhibition, artist book "Tree Crowns".

MIFA Moscow International Foto Awards, winner honorable mention for "Daydream & Nightwalk".

Stadtmuseum Weilheim, solo exhibition "Die Luft zum Atmen" (The air we breathe).

Kunstsalon Planegg, solo exhibition, retrospective 2009-2019.

2018

Gallery Atelier Alen, Munich, Im Wald (In the Woods), group show.

PIP, Pingyao China, Pingyao International Photography Festival, group show "Echos".

IPA, Los Angeles, Intern´l Photography Awards, One Shot harmony, winner honorable mention.

TIFA Tokyo International Foto Awards, gold winner, category Nature.

2017

photo17München, wild card.

Fixfoto Awards, London, 1st prize experts winner category Harmony.

Gallery Atelier Alen, Munich, exhibition with sculpturist Tim David Trillsam.

Schneider Optical Affairs, Munich, solo exhibition.

London Art Fair, Gallery Atelier Alen, Stand G40.

2016

Taubenturm, Dießen, Germany, solo show on three floors.

2015

125LIVE supported by Olympus, London, winner of the public vote.

MIFA Moscow International Foto Awards, winner honorable mention, cat. Fine Art.

IPA Los Angeles, International Photography Awards, winner honorable mention, cat. Fine Art.

LICC London International Creative Competition, winner honorable mention, cat. Professional Photography.

Photomonth East London, International Photography Festival, Dray Walk Gallery, group exhibition.

PX3, Prix De La Photographie Paris, winner honorable mention, Professional Photography.

Kolga Award Tbilisi, selection best photos of 2015.

Kunstbox Dortmund, art photography fair.

CCA Imago Paris, solo presentation.

2014

Lensculture.com, editor´s pick.

Seltmann Fotopreis “Geschossen+Gedruckt”, group exhibition Städtische Galerie Lüdenscheid.

Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie, group exhibition Intef Institut.