Creating visual presentations of humanity within fragile environments.
Photographing for more than a decade I am drawn to working on environmental photo stories. It is the harsh yet vulnerable environments that speak to me and how the human being interacts with this wilderness. The desert has always been an enigma, my Shangri-La and to surround myself by it is breathtaking.
While I am continuously doing photographic projects, I have been working on a long-term project on the Salton Sea, a lake in the desert of Southeast California since 2008.
I published a book in 2012 entitled “Portraits and Voices of the Salton Sea”. In this work, you will find portraits and interviews of people that inhabit the space of the Salton Sea area, as visitors, as scientists, farmers, employees, residents and so forth. I wanted to give a more personalized view and have thus taken portraits as well as conducted interviews on their visions, hopes and fears for the future of the Salton Sea. This book is available at www.etsy.com/shop/SaltonSeaStories
My other interest is dance, theatre and black and white photography/portraits. An exhibition entitled “Borderlines”, which is currently showing in San Jose, Ca and due to travel to the Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper, WY, explores the relationship between socio-psychological spaces where you walk on one spatial plane unable to cross over into other realms of the physical, meta-physical and psychological.
Born in Germany, I spent a good deal moving around throughout my growing up years, lived in London for over a decade and then at the Salton Sea for three years. In 2014, I went on a bike trip across the country, you can read stories at www.vagabonditinerary.com, before moving to the Bay Area in September, 2015, where I am currently at.
Freelance photographer from 2002-present for live music, theatre and dance, corporate events, charity projects, editorial and advertising.
Please contact me for commissioned work, sales, or if you would be interested in receiving any examples of my freelance work.