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ABOUT ME

 

My camera is my eye. But it’s also my voice. Photography is an extension of me, of how I perceive the world. It is my way of seeing and my way of communicating. That’s what photographs do. They help people to see. Themselves. Each other. Other places and other times.

Photography’s primary raw materials are light and time. When you take a photograph you take an instant out of time and alter it forever by holding it still. It makes the passing moment permanent. It brings the past into the present. More importantly, though it seems to deal exclusively with appearances, photography in fact reveals that nothing is what it appears to be.

To me, photography is the place where observation meets art. There’s always a very strong communication between me as a photographer and my subjects. It’s mostly non-verbal, something very intimate. The photographer is observing recording the moment forever. The subject is projecting the person he or she wishes to be. Between us is a camera, which famously cannot lie. But it can tell stories. And the story it tells is of the person I am at that time and place and the person my subject is at that instant. Neither of us will or can ever return to that moment.

A photographer can try to stage or frame reality, to use light and makeup and filters – but the basic miracle remains. The machine in my hand takes a moment of real life and, sometimes, with practice, makes it into a piece of art that can be understood by all people for all time.

For me photography is about finding something extraordinary in everyday places and people. It’s not about the things I see – it’s about how I see them.

I don’t impose concepts or manipulate my subjects when I work. I prefer to be surprised, to record a moment and a mood rather than try to create one. I approach every shoot with an open mind. Every picture is a new story.

I do extensive research before each shoot. I visit locations ahead of time to take in proportions, composition, light, and background. Paradoxically, it takes preparation to achieve the freedom I need to be truly spontaneous on the day of the shoot. It allows me to be fully relaxed with my subject and respond to moments as they happen, to open that communication that’s so crucial to revealing my subject essential nature.

Select Clients

AHOY STUDIOS – USA, ALIX PARTNERS – Worldwide, ART – Germany, ATLASMARA – USA, AUDI – Germany, AVON – USA, BADEN-BADEN Festpiele – Germany, BARTOS KERSTEN – Germany, BAYER CORPORATION – Germany & USA, BEEF Magazine – Germany, BERTELSMANN – Germany, BOSCH SIEMENS HAUSHALTSGERAETE – Germany & USA, BRIGITTE – Germany, BUNTE – Germany, C3 – Germany, CAPITAL – Germany, CEDILLE Records – USA, CONDÉ NAST TRAVELLER – UK, CORNUCOPIA – Turkey, COWEN Group – USA, GATHER – UK, GQ – Germany, DEUTSCHE BANK – Worldwide, DIE WELT – Germany, EGON ZEHNDER – Worldwide, ERNST & YOUNG – Germany, FOCUS Magazine – Germany, GAGGENAU – Germany, GATHER – UK, GEO SAISON – Germany, GETTY IMAGES – USA, GLAMOUR – Germany & UK, GQ – Germany, HAEUSER – Germany, ICON – Germany, INNISFREE – USA, IN STYLE – Germany, IWC – Switzerland, LUFTHANSA – Germany, MANAGER MAGAZIN – Germany, MASERATI – Italy, MASTERCARD – USA, MEDCO – USA, MERCEDES BENZ – Worldwide, MORE MAGAZINE – USA, NEOSEEN – USA, NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE – USA, OPRAH MAGAZINE – USA, RING ZWEI – Germany, SCHWEIZER ILLUSTRIERTE – Switzerland, SEQUEL STUDIO – USA, DER SPIEGEL – Germany, STERN – Germany, SOTHEBY’S – USA, SUNDAY TIMES MAGAZINE – UK, TABASCO – USA, TATLER – UK & RU, THACKWAY McCORD – USA, THE TELEGRAPH MAGAZINE – UK, TRAVEL & LEISURE – USA, VOGUE – Germany, Russia, VOLKSWAGEN – Germany, ZEIT – Germany

A Shoot List

A Marina Abramovic, Chinua Achebe, Angelo Acquista, Reem Acra, Yasmin Aga Khan, Dan Akerson, Laila Ali, Natalia Allen, Prince Alwaleed, Tony Amato, Jacob Appelbaum, Nikesh Arora, Sir Bernard Ashley , Anneliese Augustin & Odély Teboul, Paul Auster, Yanna Avis, John Axelrod   B  Andreas Back, Andre Balazs , Güner Balci, Robert Ballard, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Ralph Bartel, John Bartlett, Nir Barzilai , Lisa Batiashvili, Felix Baumgartner, Louis Begley, Hildegard Behrens, Carol Bellamy , Frank Berberich, Gretel Bergmann, Daniel Bergner, Ben van Berkel, Palmer Bessy, Alexandre Betak, Jeff Bezos, Sunil Bharti Mittal, Thomas Birchard, Klaus Biesenbach, Cathie Black , Alena Blohm, John Bogle, Andrew Bolton, Jon Bon Jovi, George Bonnano, Amar Bose, Anthony Bourdain, Hamish Bowles, Birgit Brenner, John Brockman, Hellmuth Broda, Koleen Brooks, Bobbi Brown, Cecily Brown, Rita Mae Brown, Lord John Browne, Kevin Brownell, Grisha Bruskin, Michael Bublé, Eve-Maren Buechner, Brandon Burgess   C  David Callahan, Naomi Campbell, Fritjof Capra, Dana Carney, Jeffrey Cassel, Elliott Carter, Stephen Carter, Maurizio Cattelan, James Chanos, Amy Chua, Brian Clarkson, Ronald Clifford, Chuck Close, Jeff Clyman, Abby Cohen, Adam Cohen, Bob Colacello, Kenneth Cole, Dan Colen, Jim Collins, Molly Crabapple, Jim Cramer, Cindy Crawford, Andrew Crispo, Mike Critelli, Arthur Crozier, Russell Coutts, Marc Cunningham, Custo Dalmau, Stephanie Czerny   D  Laura Day, Jeffrey Deitch, Dale DeGroff, Don DeLillo, Elena Del Rivero, Simon De Pury, John Derian, Marcel Dettmann, Kevin Devine, Esther Deyson, Waris Dirie, William Dobelle, Peter Dolan, Jamie Drake, Anh Duongh, Jamie Drake, Bill Drayton, Frank Dreeke, Sheila Drummond, Karen Duffy, Rory Duffy, Charles Duhigg, Anh Duongh, Jose Luis Duran, Denis Dutton   E  Damien Echols, Bret Easton Ellis, Richard Edelmann, Nichole Eisenmann, Victoria Eliasdottir, Donna Eller, Paul Ellington, Jenny Elvers, Alexandra Ernst, Elliott Erwitt, Sebastian Errazuriz, Thomas von Essen, Hartmut Esslinger, Gloria Estefan, Maggie Estep, Jean-Marie Eveillard    F  Mia Farrow, Han Feng, Nial Ferguson, Albert Field, Helen Fischer, Joschka Fischer, Urs Fischer, Ken Fischer, Walton Ford, Gail Fosler, Jim Fowler, Robert Francoeur, Jonathan Franzen   G  Prof. Detlev Ganten, Michael Garcia, Jean-Pierre Garnier, Robert Geller, James Gellert, Bruce Gilden, Thelma Golden, Daniel Goldin, Adam Golka, Jane Goodall, Lorraine Gordon, Noah Gordon, David Graeber, Katherine Graham, Karen Gravano, Stephen Green, Jamie Gregory, Nana Griscom Baker, John Grisham, Tanja Grunert   H  Juergen Hambrecht, James Hansen, Jonathan Harris, Fred Hassan, Tahira Harper-Khan, John Hatleberg, Richie Hawley, Wolf Hengst, Eberhard Hermann, Allen Hershkowitz, Uwe Karsten Heye, Charlene von Heyl, Mary Higgins-Clark, Tommy Hilfiger, Kathy Hilton, Dan Ho, Benjamin Hochman, A.M. Homes, Dennis Hopper, Gerald Howard, Ariana Huffington, Henriette Huldisch, Siri Hustvedt   I  John Irving   J  Julia Jacquette, Madhur Jaffrey, Wei Jingsheng, Betsey Johnson, Gloria Jones, Andrea Jung   K  Ilyia Kabakov, Irving Kahn, Daniel Kahneman, Michio Kaku, Erik Kandel, Joseph Kanon, Irving Kahn, Robert Kaplan, Donna Karan, Fred Katz, Madhu Kaza, Peter Keane, Ellsworth Kelly, Nan Kempner, Otto Kernberg, Ban Ki Moon, Martina Kirchberger, David Kirsch, Roland Kiser, Henry Kissinger, Jana Klauer, Jeff Klein, Vitali & Wladimir Klitschko, Heidi Klum, Harold Koda, Leo Koenig, Terence Koh, Eric Kolchinsky, Monika Kosa, Danielle & Laura Kosann, Sudha Koul, Inga Kozel, Jon Krakauer, Zell Kravinsky, Gabriel Kreuther   L  Daniel Lamarre, Wally Lamb, Evelyn Lauder, Aerin Lauder, William Lauder, David Lauren, Joseph LeDoux, Ute Lemper, David Lett, Monica Lewinsky, Bertha Lewis, Robert Lieber, Donna Liebermann, Rachel Liebeskind, Friedrich Liechtenstein, Andrew Liveris, Alexander Ljung, Vera Lutter, Bob Lutz   M  Felix Magath, Betty & Mahtab Mahmoody, Tomas Maier, Wynton Marsalis, Murray Martin, Henry Maske, Lothar Matthaeus, Marissa Mayer, Sita Mazumder, Nick McDonnell, Mary McFadden, Paul McGlothin, Wayne McGregor, Ryan McGuinley, Christina McInerney, David McKiernan, Josephine Meckseper, Richard Meier, Alex Melamid, Reinholt Messner, Stella Metzner, Tobias Meyer, Rebecca Miller, Marilyn Minter, Kevin Mitnick, Ralph Moeller, Norman Monea, Bob Moog, Sarah Morris, Georgette Mosbacher, Gordon Mott, Francoise Mouly, Herta Müller   N  Ethan Nadelman, Roy Nathanson, Andris Nelsons, Shirin Neshat, Marion Nestle, Anna Netrebko, Audrey Niffenegger, Indra Nooyi, Julie Norem, Bill Nygren   O  Conan O’Brien, Lorena Ochoa, Gabriele Oettingen, Claes Oldenburg, Todd Oldham, Yoko Ono, Norman Orentreich, John Ottrando, Ruth Ozeki   P  Orhan Pamuk, Gregory Pardlo, Hank Paulson, Bo Peabody, Jaroslav Pelikan, Gaetano Pesce, Frederica Perera, Mike Perry, Gaetano Pesce, Elisabeth Peyton, Edmund Phelps, Tobias Picker, Gunter Pleuter, Joseph Polisi, Jennifer Pomeranz, Stefan Ponto, Gregory Porter, Jean & Dan Potter, Colin Powell, Ken Powell, Davis Pressmann, Richard Prince   R  Scott Raab, Steven Raichlen, Karim Rashid, Melanie Ray Thon, Dan Rather, Diane Rehm, Helen Reichert, Johan Reinhard, Steven Reinemund, Kimsey Reischach, David Remnick, Sister Megan Rice, John Richardson, Stephen Roach, Mary Robinson, David Rockwell, Jim Rogers, Kenneth Rogoff, Paul Rosch, Aby Rosen, Victor & Debbie Rosenberg, Jane Rosenthal, Isabella Rossellini, Philip Roth, Mika Rottenberg, John Ruggie, Christian Rühmer, John Rutherford   S  Gabriela Sabatini, Pardis Sabeti, Amy Sacco, Elizabeth Sackler, Jeffrey Sacks, Oliver Sacks, Stefan Sagmeister, Enric Sala, James Salter, David Sanborn, Michael Sandel, Matthias Sauerbruch & Louisa Hutton, Michael Saur, Anthony Scalafani, Corinna Scheller Fleming, Edwin Schlossberg, Ian Schrager, Anna Schwartz, Barry Schwartz, Chris Schwartz, Stephen Schwarzman, Ken Segal, Annabelle Selldorf, Harriett Selling, Martin Semmelrogge, Bartlett Sher, Aston Sherrell, Nina Smidt, Wilhelmina Smith, Guy Snodgrass, Bill Sofield, Amy Sohn, George Soros, Kate Spade, Art Spiegelman, Paul Steiger, Frank Stella, Ian Stevenson, Joseph Stiglitz, Michael Stone, Victoria Strehle, Horst Stroemer, Ana Sui, Barbara Sukowa, Hakan Swahn, Nadja Swarovski, Plum Sykes   T  Gay Talese, Anatol Taubman, John Taylor, Mickalene Thomas, Isabel & Ruben Toledo, Janaina Tschäpe, Ted Turner, Richard Tyler   V  Carol Vail, Ben Van Berkel, Craig Venter, Alberto Vilar, Natalia Vodianova, Paul Volcker, Nora Volkow, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Kurt Vonnegut   W  Kara Walker, Michael Walsh, Sasha Waltz, Dan Warmenhoven, Wendy Wasserstein, Albert Watson, James Dewey Watson, Stuart Weitzman, Alek Wek, Ruth Westheimer, Thea Westreich, Kate White, John Edgar Wideman, Amy Wilensky, Kehinde Wiley, Barry Williams, Patricia Willis, Edward Osborne Wilson, Robert Wilson, Matthew Winkler, Susan Wirth, Shai Wosner, Bruno Wu, , Y, Lisa Yaskavage   Z  Ingo Zamperoni, Dieter Zetsche, Andrea Zittel, Kevin Zraly, David Zwirner