I’m a photographer with a focus on portrait and movement.

An artist with focus on the conceptual usage and the abilities of photography.

I do exhibitions, graphic-design, editing, retouching and of course photography.
Right now, I am working on a project called dieMotive. It’s a new magazine about the culture of photography. Go check it out.

For corporate and commercial watch this Deventer/Hagmann.

If you want to contact me, feel free. I’m based in Hamburg and I work everywhere.



Or just call me: +49 163 287 91 45



since 2019 Founder, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, dieMotive – Zeitschrift zur Kultur der Fotografie

since 2010 freelance Photographer, Artist and Editor

2013 – 2014 Co-founder and co-organizer of the “Vom Nutzen der Bilder” conference

2012 – 2013 Co-founder and editor of “cahiers – Hefte zur Fotografie”

2004 – 2007 Designer of digital and print media


03/2011 – 08/2014 Photographic Studies (M.A.)
Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Germany

09/2007 – 08/2010 Bachelor Fotografie (B.A.)
Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Germany

07/2001 – 06/2004 Apprenticeship as a media designer
Koch Essen Kommunikation + Design GmbH, Essen, Germany



Butterland, Delusion of Photography, Essen, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany

Voies off, Arles, L’ateliers cinq, Arles, France


DTdF, Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany


Dialoge über Bücher, uzwei im Dortmunder U, Dortmund, Germany

Contemporary Art Ruhr, SANAA-Gebäude, Essen, Germany


Kunsthaus Essen, Essen, Germany

Die Krise des Sichtbaren, Pasinger Fabrik, München, Germany

Schauraum, FH-Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany


cahiers – Hefte zur Fotografie, FB-Galerie, Dortmund, Germany


Lichttest, Altes Pfandhaus, Köln


Schauraum, FH-Dortmund, Dortmund



Hasselblads Masters 2018 – Would be nice. But not participated.

CEWE – Our world is beautiful – HAHA. CEWE. Never. I will never participate.

fotoforum Award 4/2018 – Not participated.

Kassel Photobook Dummy Award 2018 – No Photobook. No participation.

Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2018 – Nice, but didn‘t participate.

LUMA Rencontres Dummy Book Award 2018 – Ahhhh. I have no actual Book. Not participated.

Kunstpreis Fotografie 2018 – Not participated.

ZEISS Photography Award – Not participated.

Digigraphie-Fotowettbewerb – What? Not participated.

friends award 2018 – Friends? With Jennifer Aniston? Oh Nice. Not participated.

Preis Voies Off 2018 – Hope to see you there. But I didn‘t participate.

Bewegte Kamera – Tsss. I didn‘t even know that it exists. Didn‘t participate.

Deutsche Bank Photography Award – I should have won this. I should participate somehow.

Sony RX0 Video Challenge – Not enough video on my HD. So didn‘t participate.

vfg Nachwuchsförderpreis – I‘m not young enough. Didn‘t participate.

VG Bild-Kunst Projektstipendien – No Project, no participation.

Il Reportage Photojournalism Award – I‘m not a photojournalist, so I didn‘t participate.

CEPIC Stock Photography Awards 2018 – I‘m not a stock photographer, so I didn‘t participate.

Großformat-Fotowettbewerb – Didn‘t work with large format for 10 Years. So I …………….

Fotopreis Museums(ER)leben – ??? Didn‘t participate.

Nera di Verzasca Award 2018 – Italia. I didn‘t participate.

MonoVisions Photography Awards 2018 – I have StereoVisions. I didn‘t participate.

LensCulture Street Photography Awards – I don‘t do street photography. So I didn‘t participate.

WunderWelten-Fotowettbewerb 2018 – Not participated.

ND Awards Photo Contest 2018 – Not participated.

emerge Visual Journalism Grant 2018 – I‘m not a photojournalist, so I didn‘t participate.

World’s Top 10 Black & White Photographers 2018 – Photo Contest – Maybe I‘m top 10. But i didn‘t participate.

Sony World Photography Awards 2018 – Not participated. I don‘t work with sony equipment. Damn.

World Press Photo – AWWWWW world-renowned. But not participated. However.

gute aussichten – junge deutsche fotografie 2017/2018 – I‘m not a student anymore, so I couldn‘t participate.


PX3 Prix de la Photographie – Not participated.

LUCIE FOUNDATION Photographer’s Forum 37th Annual Spring Photo Contest – I thought it was autmn. Not participated.

Smithfund Gene Smith Grant – Not participated.

Belfast Photo Festival – SPOTLIGHT AWARD – Not participated.

Ifolor Photography Award – Never heard of it? Me neither. Not participated.

Hellerau Photography Award – Maybe I should participate next time.

EIKON Award (45+) – What? I‘m not old enough. Not participated.

Sony World Photography Awards 2017 – Not participated. I don‘t work with sony equipment. No chance to win.

Boutographies 2017 – I didn‘t understand this. Not participated.

CEPIC Stock Photographer of the Year – I‘m not a stock photographer, so I didn‘t participate.

Prix de l’Emoi Photographique – French? Not participated.

The Children Peace Image of the Year – Ah yeah. Children. I have no child-pics. Not participated.

FMoPA – Florida Museum of Photographic Arts: Best in Competition – No competition, no award, no participation.

Tamron-Fotowettbewerb TakeOff 2017 – Sigma is better. Maybe. Not participated.

Herbert-Schober-Preis der DGPh – Who is Herbert-Schober? Not participated.

Wuestenrot Stiftung – Dokumentarfotografie Förderpreis 12 – I don‘t do documentary. So I didn‘t participate.

NaturFoto-Heft August – Schmetterlinge – AAAAWWWWWWW. Butterflies. AWWWWWW. AHHHHH. I did not participate.

International Wildbird Photo 2017 – They are too fast. So I can‘t do photographs of them. Not participated.

Vonovia Award für Fotografie – This is a medium big company. I only participate when it‘s a really big company.

Otto-Steinert-Preis 2017 – This would be awesome. But I‘m not a journalist. Not participated.

Kunstraum Rhein|Ruhr Preis für Fotografie – Wrong Area. I live in Hamburg. But i‘m from Rhein/Ruhr. Not participated.

SW-Heft 119 – Oberflächen in SW – Surfaces? BW? I could have participated. But I didn‘t.

Fine Art Photography Awards 2017 – Yeah I do FineArt. Maybe. Not participated.

Humanitarian Visa d’or Award – I’m human. Not participated.

Grand Prix Images Vevey – Vevey? What? Not participated.

Canon Female Photojournalist Award – Shit, I‘m male. Not participated.

PhotOn Festival 2017 – Not participated.

acatech PUNKT Multimedia-Preis – Multimedia? What‘s this? Not participated.

Yves Rocher Foundation Photography Award – Cosmetics? Didn‘t know it. Not participated.

Dummy Award Kassel 2017 – No Dummy. No Award. Not participated.

Mensch und Tier – BergMagazin ALPIN  – Humans are animals too. Not participated.

Music Photo Contest in der LFI Galerie – I could have participated. But I didn‘t.

Sportfoto des Jahres – No sports photography in my portfolio. So I didn‘t participate.

ND Awards Photo Contes 2017 – Not participated.

PRIX VOIES OFF 2017 – Not participated.

PIC Förderpreis SELECTED 2017 – I was not selected. By who? Not participated.

World Press Photo Contest 2017 – Yeah. No award for me. Because I‘m not a photojournbalist.

Photogrvphy Grant 2017 – There is something wrong with this name. Not participated.

Monochrome Photography Awards – I have monochrome ones. But I didn‘t participate.

Förderpreis STERN Grant – But I‘m not a journalist. Not participated.

Photo Awards La Quatrième Image 2017 – Not participated.

Gabriel-Grüner-Stipendium 2017 – Don‘t know him. So I didn‘t participate.

fotogena-Fotowettbewerb – Begegnung in der Fremde – Where? Not participated.

Hansel-Mieth-Preis 2017 – Couldn‘t participate.

OPUS Fotografiepreis 2017 – Not participated.

FC Barcelona Photo-Awards – I‘m more into Borussia Dortmund. So I didn‘t participate.

Menschen – fotoforum Award 3/2017 – Not participated.

Calumet Student Award 2017 – I‘m not a student anymore, so I couldn‘t participate.

New Talent Award 17/1 – Talent? Where? Not participated.

GDT Naturfotograf 2017 – I should start naturphotography. Not participated.

BigPicture Natural World – I only shoot small pictures. Couldn‘t participate.

Wasser Photo+Adventure – Moisture is the essence of wetness. Some genius said. Not participated.

Broncolor Gen NEXT ambassadors – I do profoto and hensel. Not participated.

Datacolor – Farbtupfer – HAHAHA. NO.


NRW.BANK.Kunstkalender  – They are so nice at NRW.BANK. Without them, I could have never been a student. But I didn‘t participate.

POLADARIUM  – ??? Didn‘t participate.

Canon New Cosmos of Photography  – A new cosmos. But I didn‘t participate.

Globetrotter World Photo  – I don‘t do hiking. So I didn‘t participate.

Hasselblad Masters 2016 – Is there a cash price? Not participated.

DGPh-Bildungspreis  – They don‘t know me. I couldn‘t participate.

FineArtprinter – Bunt ist das Leben – HIHI. Life is colorful. I didn‘t participate.

NaturFoto: Spielwiese – What? Not participated.

International Photography Awards  – It is international. But I didn‘t participate.

Syngenta Photography Award – Is there a fee? I didn‘t participate.

LensCulture – Emerging Talent Awards  – It‘s culture. Not participated.

photo16 – 11. Schweizer Fotoszene – I‘m from germany. Couldn‘t participate.

Aperture Portfolio Prize  – My portfolio needs to be upgraded for this. Not participated.

Berg.Welten Reisejournalismuspreis – Travel and journalism. Hmmmmm. I didn‘t participate.

Canon-HD-Fotobuch-Wettbewerb – No Photobook. No HD. No participation.

Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award – Whaaaat? Who‘s this guy? I participate next time. Maybe.

YP Young Portfolio  – Young? HAHAHA. Not participated.

Swiss Press Photo Award  – Swiss? Press? What do you think? Yes, I didn‘t participate.

Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year – I eat breaburn. And i don‘t do food photography. Not participated.

Photo+Adventure – Abenteuer Stadt – Stadt Abenteuer – Adventure and City. That‘s me. I missed it. Shit.

iPhone Photography Awards  – I use a blackberry. Seriuosly. KEYone. Is the best phone ever. Not participated.

9. Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers – AHHHHH i‘m male. It doesn‘t feels right. Not participated.

Hannover Shots  – I live in Hamburg. Hamburg shoots back. What do you think.

Red Bull Illume Quest – Red Bull, go home. Not participated.

Fotoforum-Award: Experimentell – I did a lot of experiments. But winning an award? I didn‘t participate.

EyeEm Photographer of the Year – EyeEm? This bullshit platform? Not participated.

Upcoming Masters of Photography – I‘m a true master. But I don‘t know if i‘m upcoming.

International Light Painting Award – 🙂 Light painting. Seriously?

Verzasca Fotofestival Awards  – What? Where? ?? Not participated.

Nannen Preis  – Henri? Maybe? Not participated.

EPSON International Pano Awards – No Pano in my Portfolio. Sorry. Didn‘t participate.

Fotostipendium des HAUS am KLEISTPARK – Not participated.

Bewegung! Dynamik und Action! – Lights, camera, action. Dynamic. I didn‘t participate.

PIC Foto-Förderpreis – Never heard of it. Not participated.

RPS International Print Exhibition  – No printer, no award. Not participated.

Camille Lepage Award  – Not participated.

St. Leopold Friedenspreis  – Yes. Peace. This is it. Not participated.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DEUTSCHLAND – Fotograf des Jahres  – Maybe I should do more nature phorographs.

Luma Rencontres Dummy Book Award Arles  – Arles is a beautiful town. Really. But I didn‘t participate.

Garden Photographer of the Year  – Next time I participate.

Natur zwischen Rhein und Weser – It‘s always nature. Everywhere. Not participated.

Sony World Photography Awards  – Sony. Always Sony. Not participated.

Pflanzen in SCHWARZWEISS – Noone will do better than Blossfeldt.

Schweiz vfg Nachwuchsförderpreis – Swiss? Upcoming? I didn‘t participate.

camera flash awards – Blitz mich! – Flash me? Hahaha. Yeah. I didn‘t participate.

Martin-Lagois-Fotowettbewerb – Who? Not participated.

Marianne-Brandt-Wettbewerb – See above.

IAFOR Documentary Photography Award – I‘m not really into documentary photography.

Nera di Verzasca Award 2016 – di what? Not participated.

Deutscher Fotobuchpreis 2016 – Not participated.


Kassel Fotobook Dummy Award 2015 shortlist  – YEAH. I PARTICIPATED. And I made it to the shortlist.

Athens Photo Festival Shortlist  – See above.

Nachbarschaft – architekturbild 2015 – Not participated.

Heimat X – Förderpreis – What‘s X? Not participated.

Prix Photoforum 2015 – Could be nice. But not participated.

Carmignac Photojournalism Award 2015 – I‘m not a photojournalist, so I didn‘t participate.

Celeste Prize 2015 – Art. It‘s about art. Not participated.

13th Annual International Photography Awards – This could have been the one. But i didn‘t participate.

ILPA 2015 – Lichtmalerei – They are all lightpainters or something like that. Not participated.

PhotoWerkBerlin Preis – Didn‘t understand. So I didn‘t participate.

Gregor Self-Publishing Calendar Award 2016 – I should do some calendars. Really. Not participated.

Aenne Biermann Preis 2015 – Maybe i participate sometime.

NaturFoto: Greifvögel & Eulen – I‘m speechless.

Grand Prix Fotofestiwal 2015 – Hä? Where? Not participated.

Gabriel-Grüner-Stipendium 2015 – I don‘t know him.

Hansel-Mieth-Preis – Sounds very official. But I didn‘t participate.

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize – Maybe next time. Not participated.

stern Junge Fotografie Stipendium – It‘s a shitty magazine. Really. Don‘t participate.

Leica Oskar Barnack Preis 2015 – I have no portfolio for this. But it‘s very renowned.

Syngenta Photography Award 2015 – This one is not renowned. Not participated.

Felix Schoeller Photo Award 2015 – A lot of cash but…. Yes I didn‘t participate.

CWPA 2015 – What? Not participated.

Camera Austria Preis 2015 – Maybe I was not good enough to participate.

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards – hahaha. Really. Comedy and Wildlife. Are you drunk?

n-ost-Reportagepreis 2015 – I‘m not a photojournalist, so I didn‘t participate.

9. Südtirol-Medienpreis – Wrong area. I live in Hamburg. Not participated.

Grand Prix de photographie de Vevey 2015 – Not participated.

Küstenbilder in SW – Noooo I photographed the coast in color.

Wahre Schönheit- Terra Mater Fotowettbewerb – True beauty. Always everywhere. Not participated.

Henri Cartier-Bresson Award 2015 – He was a true master. That‘s what everyone is telling. Maybe. Not participated.

LensCulture’s Visual Storytelling Awards 2015 – This LensCulture. It‘s OK but I didn‘t participate.

PhotoVision PHOTOGRAPHIE Förderpreis 2015 – I should have participated. But I didn‘t.

Recherchepreis Osteuropa 2015 – I did some research. But I didn‘t participate.

Fotoprojekt BLICKKONTAKTE – Not participated.

Digiscoper of the year 2015  – What is a digiscoper? Not participated.

Heimat neu entdecken- Verband Deutscher Naturparke e.V. (VDN) und Kaufland – Sounds very interesting. NOT.

DOCMA Award 2015 – It‘s about photoshop I think. Maybe Jennifer is in Paradise now.

Berge in SW – It‘s the same as above: I did some in color. Not participated. Shit.

Travel Photographer of the Year 2015 – I traveled. Really. But I didn‘t made photographs.

Nikon Small World – What? Small world? You lie. Not participated.

Nacht in SW – I photographed the night. But there was too much color.

Globetrotter World Photo 2015 – Go home.

Pierre & Alexandra Boulat Award – Pierre & Alexandra. They love each other. Not participated.

MENSCH – zum Fotogipfel Oberstdorf – I‘m tired. Not participated.

NaturFoto: Tierische Action – Animal Action. Seriously? Not participated.

F.A.Z. Titelbild des Jahres 2015 – I should work for F.A.Z. It‘s money and awards.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DEUTSCHLAND Wildes Deutschland – Yeah wild germany. Wild doves everywhere.

Inge Morath Award 2015 – Not participated.

C/O Talents 2015 Extended PhotographyI PARTICIPATED. But they didin‘t like it. I cried.

Eugene Smith Grant 2015 – See above.

Monochrome Photography Awards 2015 – My blood is monochrome. But I didn‘t participate.

Young Portfolio 2015 Call for Entries JAPAN – Shit. Japan. Young. How could I participate?

Schömberger Fotoherbst 2015 – It was autumn when I heard of it.

Eagle-Eye Photo Contest – Is it about the brother of nene cherry? Save tonight.

HIPA 2016 Thema: Happiness – I was happy. Really. Because I DIDN‘T PARTICIPATE.

Journalistenpreis PUNKT 2015 – Not a journalist. Not participated.

Canon Profifoto Förderpreis 2015/2 – It‘s the one for the younger generation I think.

Augenblick Natur! – nature. Alwaqys nature. I didn‘t participate.

Camille Lepage Award 2015 – Not participated.


Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 – What a title. But not mine.

gute aussichten – junge deutsche fotografie 2014/2015 – My professor thought they wouldn’t choose me, so I couldn‘t participate.

DOCMA Award 2014 – This photoshop bullshit.

Literaturland Hessen – Photography? Where? Not participated.

Art Prize Arte Laguna – I should …. but….. NOT.

Renaissance Photography Prize 2014 – How can I photograph the renaissance?

Naturschätze Europas 2014 – Not participated.

FREELENS Award für jungen Fotojournalismus – Not a journalist. Not participated.

stern-Stipendium Junge Fotografie – See above. And it‘s a shitty magazine.

Jugendfotowettbewerb Fotoclub Darmstadt – Too old to participate a youth contest.

FPP – Fritz Pölking Preis und Nachwuchspreis – Who‘s this guy?

Gesellschaft Deutscher Tierfotografen e.V. Europäischer – They are organised in an a society? Seriously?

Naturfotograf des Jahres 2014 – nature. Always nature. I didn‘t participate.

Adobe Design Achievement Awards 2014 – What can I achieve?

Kunstpreis Literatur Fotografie 2014 – Sounds great. But it‘s 2018 and I didn‘t participate.

Talents 2014 – Memories – I think I‘m a talent. Not participated.

Alfred Fried Photography Award 2014 – Not participated.

FOTO HITS Leserfotowettbewerb für Amateure – Shit I‘m pro. Not participated.

#RePicture the world – If you want me to do it. It‘s too late.

Digiscoper of the Year 2014 – Again? Not participated.

IMS Photo Contest 2014 – World renowned. NOT. Not participated.

Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award – See above.


Impact13 (PACT-Zollverein) – YEAH. I was invited. And it was very nice.

Audi Art Award Shortlist  – Can you believe? I was shortlisted because…. I PARTICIPATED.