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The past years as a photographer were a hell of a ride! I was able to travel to countries such as Vietnam, Thailand, India, the Philippines, Cambodia, Ecuador, Palestine, Libanon, France, Belgium, Sweden, Germany and of course many places in Switzerland. I met and photographed people in their darkest hours and the happiest days of their live. While some shootings demand very quick actions and are rather superficial, others need a lot of persuasion to even be able to come close with a camera.

Being a good photographer is rarely only about gear but rather having the ability to connect with people, making them feel comfortable, show empathy and to merge discreetly in the background at given times.

After an apprenticeship in business administration, several months in Southeast Asia, an internship at Migros Magazin and an abandoned study of psychology,  I decided to dedicate my life completely to photography  and film and work as a freelance visual creator.

My clients include, among others, Migros, Migros Magazin, Stories AG, Ernst & Young Switzerland, Weltwoche, Pinkup Dialogmarketing, Raumzuerich GmbH, Blick, Sonntags Blick, Ringier, World Economic Forum, Keystone, Typischmagazin, Fair Factory Gmbh, Sony Music Switzerland, Axel Springer Verlag. I also won a Globetrotter World Photo award, a 3rd place Spider Award in sports category and a 2nd place in a Hasselblad Junior Contest. Some of my work had been exhibited at Photo07 and Photo13 in Zurich and in Bern at Art Place88.

I live in Zurich, Switzerland. 

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