Born and raised in Germany, I am working as a freelance photojournalist and photo editor out of my hometown Hamburg.
In the past 20 years I have gained expert knowledge in the field of photojournalism, working as an executive photo editor in Hamburg and Los Angeles.
I am also a member of the Photojournalists Committee of Experts at the German Federation of Journalists (DJV, Deutscher Journalisten Verband).
In March 2018 I was greatly honored to receive the title of the Official Royal Court Photographer of the Kingdom of Hohoe Gbi Traditional Ghana for his Majesty King Cephas Kosi Bansah in recognition and appreciation of special grants and contribution to the Kingdom of Hohoe, Ghana.
My travel documentaries have brought me to many destinations outside of Europe and the US such as Fiji, Vanuatu and China, where I was honoured with the ‚Humanity Photo Award‘ in the category ‚Portrait & Costume‘ by the China Folklore Photographic Association and UNESCO.
Thanks to Humanitarian Projects and work for different NGOs, I have been able to visit many African countries to explore the beauty of Africa’s culture and also visually confront the viewer abroad with the social issues of this continent.
My personal longterm projects in my home country Germany focus on people, their heritage, their culture, their feeling about ‚Heimat‘.
Many international print magazines such as London Times, People Magazine, GEO Germany, GEO Spain, GEO Russia, Bunte, Stern, View or Bauer Media Group as well as online outlets from all around the world such as Spiegel.de, New York Post, Daily Mail, Paris Match Afrique and many more have published my stories and documentaries.
Areas of Expertise
Editorial Photography for a variety of agencies and magazines
StreetStyle Fashion Photography
Wedding & Event Photography
Set Photography on Music Videos and Independent Hollywood Movies
Product Photography for catalogues and online shops
Luxury Real Estate photography for a variety of international realtors
Interior Design Photography for international restaurants and magazines
Honorary work in Photography for selected charity organizations
Awards & Grants
Grant 2017: Photography Grand 2nd Edition: Culture Nominee for my series ‚The Beauty of Traditional Wedding Couture in Germany‘
Shortlisted at the Youmanity Awards for my story about Empowering Women in Ethiopia
Honored with a HPA Nominationa Award for my series ‚The Kings celebrating the Annual Agbogboza Festival‘ by the CFPA and UNESCO
Honored with a HPA Performance Award for my series ‚The Beauty of Traditional Wedding Couture in Germany‘ by the CFPA and UNESCO
Honored with a HPA Performance Award for my series ‚Fishermen of Accra‘ by the CFPA and UNESCO
Honored with a Nominee Award for my photo ‚Transformation of Diego‘ at the 11th Black and White Spider Awards
Honored with a Nominee Award for my photo ‚Abstract Downtown LA‘ at the 11th Black and White Spider Awards
Honored as a Nominee at the 9th International Color Awards in the Category Abstract
Honored with the HPA Documentary Award 2015 in the Category Portrait & Costume by the CFPA and UNESCO for my Documentary of the Small Nambas on the Island Malekula in Vanuatu
Published Work in Books
Memories of the Mankind, HPA Award Winning Photos Collection in Support of UNESCO’s 70th Anniversary, 2015
Art Takes Miami, published by See.Me Group, 2012
One Life – Stories Told Through Photographers, published by See.Me Group, 2012
International Contemporary Artists Vol IV, published by ICA Publishing, 2012
International Contemporary Artists Vol V, published by ICA Publishing, 2012
Photos on Display
2016: Part of the Project ‚Traditional Wedding Couture‘ Solo Show at the Castle in Braunschweig, Germany during the ‚Tag der Tracht‘ (October 15, 2017)
2016: Part of the Projections Program during the 12th Angkor Photo Festival (Dec 3 – 10, 2016) with my Photos of The King
2016: Group Show ‚Urban Ruins‘ as part of the Festival ‚The Labour Day Incubator 2016‘ in Krk, Croatia (May 6 – March 25, 2016)
2016: One of my photos of my Abstract Light Series was selected by juror Blue Mitchell to be part of The Abstract Image exhibition at the SE Center for Photography in Greenville, SC (January 1 – February 1)
2015: Permanent Solo Show of my Fine Art Projects at Deutsche Bank branch Seeburg at Spitalerstrasse in Hamburg, Germany (starting November 11)
2015: Permanent Solo Show with Rocky the Sailor Pup in Hamburg Series at the Vet’s office of Dr. Karl-Lorenz Ottensmeyer in Hamburg (starting November 2)
2015: Group Show The Dark Side: Night Photography Exhibition at the 1650 Gallery in Los Angeles (Opening Night October 31)
2015: Representation by GALERIE BÖHNER during the Art Fair Berliner Liste 2015 in Berlin, Germany (September 16 – September 20)
2015: Solo Exhibit during the Hamburger Kulturtage in Hamburg, Germany (September 13)
2015: ArtMeet Gallery presents ART EXPO 2015 Milano (July 2, 2015 – September 30)
2015: ArtMeet Gallery presents FOREX INVASION III Edition Group Show in Milan, Italy (February 25)
2015: ArtMeet Gallery presents FOREX INVASION Group Show in Milan, Italy (December 17, 2014 – January 16)
2012: „Art Takes Miami : 1,001 Artists Project” @ SCOPE Art Show in Miami (December 4, 2012 – December 7)
2012: Venice Art Crawl @ Venice Breeze Suites (November 15, 2012)LA Autumn Lights Festival @ Pershing Square in Downtown Los Angeles (September 22)
2012: Cannibal Flower 12 Year Anniversary in Downtown Los Angeles (September 15)
2012: Show @ Gallery 3.5, 105 E 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013 (August 9 – August 30)
2012: Solo Show @ Colorida Art Gallery, Rua Costa do Castelo, 63 (Escadinhas Marques Ponte de Lima, 1A) Portugal (July 28 – August 24)
2012: „Pancakes & Booze” show in Downtown Los Angeles (July 27 & 28)
2012: Dogtown Artists United Art Crawl, The Yard @ 715 Hampton Dr, Venice (June 20)
2012: Donation to the „Art Beyond The Glass” Charity Auction @ Sadie Hollywood benefitting the Inner-City Arts (June 17th)
2012: RAW Artists presents THE BLEND @ The Key Club, Los Angeles (May 11)
2012: Photos on Display at District in Downtown Los Angeles (April 18 – May 30)
2012: „Cannibal Flower” group show in Los Angeles (March 24)
2012: „Pancakes & Booze” group show in Downtown Los Angeles (March 23 & 24)
2012: „Cannibal Flower” group show in Downtown Los Angeles (January 28)
2012: „Art on Exhibition” with Neon Artist James McDemas at the Innocean Worldwide in Huntington Beach (December 10, 2011-January 10)
2011: „Art on Exhibition” with Neon Artist James McDemas at the Banks Huntley building @ Downtown Art Walk Los Angeles (December 8)
2011: SMARTart Project Space presents burn.ed GARDEN in support of burnemagazine.org, group show in Austin, Texas (October)
2011: Spring Arts Towers solo Exhibit @ Art Walk Downtown Los Angeles (September 8)
2011: „Neon Night Photography” group show presented by Museum of Neon Art at the Mona in Downtown Los Angeles (April)
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