ABOUT ME

Live your life, how you wish your life should be. I love images and even more, I love to create them. I love travelling and moving around more then sitting at one place.  My journey and inspiration to photography started in Leipzig, where I was born before the fall of the Berlin Wall. During my childhood, I was not interested in taking photos at all, and I even hated it so much that I pulled out the film of my mother´s camera to expose all images and make them useless. But later on, I realised that it is a perfect way of expressing things which you cannot explain in words. It´s possible to create magic and miracles with this medium. So, finally, I bought my first own camera with help of my first earned money and started the same day. But I soon felt that I must move forward and so I decided to go to Hamburg and London. There I studied and assisted to several photographers and worked on my first own commissions and projects. But life is unpredictable, and I finally ended up being in Moscow. This very charming city with all controversial sides of life gave me the possibilities to develop my cinematic-dream-like shooting style. All these mysterious things happening here let my photography heart beat stronger. Always looking for the surrealist aesthetic that denies journalistic facts and loving to create narrative story telling images. For my commissions, I travel a lot around the globe for corporate, advertising and editorial projects. I never see photography as work – It´s my passion and my life.

AWARDS

2016 – Emerging Talent Award, LensCulture
2014 – LensCulture Visual Storytelling Award – Best 25 Storytellers
2013 – Grand Prix Fotofestiwal, Lodz, Poland – Finalist
2013 – Hasselblad Masters 2014 – Finalist, New York
2012 – International Photography Award ONE SHOT : The City
2009 – The Art of Photography Show – work selected by Charlotte Cotton
2008 – Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris –  “Human Condition”
2007 – “Photography now project” – Wright State Art Gallery, Dayton,USA
2006 – Voigtlaender New Talent Photography Award
2006 – Kodak Nachwuchsförderpreis / Kodak Promotion Award
2005 – British Journal of Photography Award 2005
2005 – BFF – Förderpreis / BFF – Promotion Award
2002 – Young German photography award / Deutscher Jugendfotopreis

 

AGENCIES

DDB, Berlin
DDB, London
Publicis, Munich
McCann, London
HAVAS Worldwide, New York
Jung von Matt, Hamburg
Scholz und Friends, Hamburg
SPOON, Stockholm
Nitsche Werbung, Vienna
Ark Thompson, Moscow
EURO RSCG Düsseldorf
RömerWildberger, Berlin
Creative Network, Moscow
BBDO, Moscow

MAGAZINES

Stern, Spiegel, Die Zeit, New York Times, National Geographic, Zeit, HOME, AD Architectural Digest, Lufthansa Magazine, Singapore Airline Magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, Harper´s Bazaar, Elle decor, Interior+Design-Russia, ID magazine, Wallpaper, Elle girl, Esquire, Capital, GEO, Financial Times, The Observer, Travel and Leisure, Kyodo News, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, monocle, Men´s Health, Marie Claire, GQ Russia, Ramp, Ritz Carlton magazine, Forbes, Guardian Weekend, Jalouse, L´officiel du voyage, Manager Magazin, WAD, Wall Street Journal, and many more

COMPANIES 

Aeroflot, Aecom, Allianz, Afrin, Savant, Adidas, Audi, tesa, Bosch, Castrol, Nike, NordGold, Infiniti, Accor Hotels, Swiss, Embassy Russia, Singapore Airlines, ICM Aquariums, Chapman Taylor, Wintershall, Exxon Mobil, Ford Sollers, Mulberry,  Alfa Bank Moscow, Telekom Austria Group, Berliner Morgenpost, Golden Eagle Luxury Train, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Hertha BSC, Otto Group, Siemens, Soglasie Insurance, Russian Standart Vodka, Russian Standart Bank, Renaissance Group, Ritz Carlton Moscow, Four Seasons Hotel, Kaspersky Lab, SeaFishTrade

 

EXHIBITIONS

2018 – Art Festival CIRCULATION(S), Paris, opening 16th. March
2017 – International Center of Photography ICP New York, Emerging Talents Presentation
2017 – Hermitage St. Petersburg, International Media Congress
2016 – Werkstaetten Gallery Hellerau, Dresden, Germany, single show
2016 – Museum of Arts and Crafts, Zagreb, Croatia, “Russia: life, places, moments”
2014 – GLAZ GALLERY MOSCOW, Honey´n´ Milk
2014 – fotofestival »horizonte zingst« 2014 – »One World«, Zingst, Germany
2013 – Zodchestvo , Gostiny Dvor Moscow, Russia
2013 – 9th Angkor Photo Festival, Siem Reap, Cambodia
2013 – Aperture Foundation Gallery, New York, Hasselblad Masters Finalist Show
2013 – PX3 Prix de la Photographie, Espace Dupon, Paris
2013 – Grand Prix Fotofestiwal Lodz, Poland
2013 – Galerie f75, Stuttgart, Germany “Imperial Pomp”
2012 – Rosendahl, Thoene & Westphal Galerie, Berlin, Germany, “Space, Stories and Emotion”
2012 – Chungmuro Photo Festival, Seoul , Korea ,  “Nature – Mirror of Human being”
2012 – International Photography Award ONE SHOT : The City , The Loft´s Los Angeles, USA
2012 – Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin, Germany, “Fuer immer jung – 50 Jahre deutscher Jugendfotopreis”
2009 – International Photography Award 2009, Splashlight studios, New York, USA
2009 – The Lyceum Theatre Gallery, San Diego, USA, The Art of Photography Show

2008 – “Reporter ohne Grenzen” at Photokina , Cologne, Germany
2008 – PX:3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, France – curated by Hossein Farmani, Farmani Gallery, Los Angeles
2007 – Aplanat Gallery – (me:r) Photo Exhibition
2007 – LE LIVING ROOM Paris, multistandART, german-french-artfestival, France2006 – Photokina Cologne, Kodak Nachwuchsfoerderpreis
2006 – Galerie der Kuenste Berlin, “switch on the light before sleeping”
2006 – National Centre of Contemporay Art Moscow “noviye postupleniye”
2006 – “Ausgezeichnete Fotografie” / House of Economy – Stuttgart,Germany
2005 – Young Art Festival Moscow, “stoi, kto idet”
2005 – National Centre of Contemporary Art Moscow, curated by Robert Michaelis
2005 – Photo Festival Pingyao , China
2005 – Sprinkenhof Hamburg / graduate work together with Kolja von der Lippe
2005 – Gruner + Jahr gallery, Hamburg “BFF – Förderpreis”
2004 – Welde Photography Award / Plankstadt,Germany
2003 – International photography exhibition Hamburg, Egbert Haneke photo class, Art School Hamburg
2003 – DAAD poster award / media school Stuttgart
2002 – Photokina / Cologne, Young German Photo Award
2002 – Gallery Vorwerkstift Hamburg / “radio amateur people”
2002 – town hall of Raesfeld, Czech-German-Workshop
2002 – Gallery Vorwerkstift Hamburg / sheep group
2001 – Gallery 88 Hamburg / sheep group
2000 – Martin – Gropius – House Berlin / Young German Photo Award