>>philosophy
I love working in different genres, styles and techniques. My mission is simple: I'm a translator, an interpreter, I materialize your vision and ideas. You come to me with a spark, - I'll turn it into fire.

>>professional education
american Film Institute, cinematography
Dipl. Designer, FH Dortmund; Cinematography/Film/TV
DAAD and FFA scholarship recipient
many years of AC-ing and operating

>>green card/work permits for USA and European Union

>>workshops and seminars

Bill Dill ASC, Stephen Lighthill ASC, Janusz kaminski ASC, Owen Roiszman ASC, Billy Williams BSC, John Matthiesen BSC, Axel Block BVK, Hille Sagel BVK, Wolfgang Becker, Tom Tykwer, Robert van Ackeren, Anthony Minghella and many more.

>>worked with/for
DPs: Jürgen Jürges BVK, Hagen Bogdanski BVK, Simon Dugan ACS, Peter Deming ASC, Martin Kukula BVK, Frank Griebe, Antonio Paladino, Daniel Gottschalk, Crash Gopinath, Jörg Widmer and many more…

Directors: Michaël R. Roskam, Christoph Schrewe, John Coles, Joshua Marston, Giuseppe Capotondi, David Lynch, Wolfgang Becker, Jan-Ole Gerster, Todd Mueller, Fletcher Moules, Screen Novelties, Ravi Udyawar, Uwe Flade, Matt & Oz, Henrik Sundgren, Rob Boocheck, Barbara Stepansky, Santino Stoner, Seth McFarlane, Reza Rasoli and many more…

>>awards and nominations

- 5 nominations German Academy Award 2016, incl. 'Best Cinematography' for 'Ich und Kaminski'
- winner 'grand prix' Goafest 2013 for Killer jeans campaign
- winner IAA, best tv/cinema commercial for killer jeans
- Winner 2011 Jackson Hole Wildlife Filmfestival, with Human/Forest, Mensch/Wald
- winner 'silver addy 2011, best national TV commercial' for McDonald's 'Bebe's Birthday'
- winner 'GRAND JURY PRIZE', for 'Goldfish', GEN-ART, Chicago 2008
- winner 'AUDIENCE AWARD', for 'Goldfish', Austin 2007
- winner 'LARGER THAN LIFE AWARD, 2007', for Rotofugi
- Winner: 9 German Film Academy Awards for 'Good Bye Lenin!''
- Winner: 6 European Film Academy Awards for  'Good Bye Lenin!'
- Official Oscar Submission 'Good Bye Lenin!' for Germany
- winner, 'BEST EUROPEAN PROGRAMME OPENER', EEOFE, for 'Kanzlerbungalow', Munich 2003
- winner 'BEST Thesis FEATURE', 'German Film Award for 'Freitagnacht'
- nominated for 'BEST STUDENT FILM 2001', CAMERIMAGE, for 'Flashback' Lodz, 2001
- nominated for 'GERMAN CAMERA AWARD 2001' for 'Max Goddman's Last Film, Cologne 2000
- 2nd prize, 'BEST STUDENT FILM' for 'Notbremse', Filmfest Bruenn, 2000