I was born 1970 in Vienna, Austria. My father was a photojournalist, my mother a photo enthusiast. I was raised on bread, cameras, film, prints and the smell of developer in the air. I got my first camera for my 8th birthday and my first start documenting the underground music scene as a teenager. I studied photography at the school of Photography and Audio-Visual Media in Vienna. I moved to New York in 1996.
I now live in Topanga, CA with my wife Sinead and our three young kids Coco, Romy, and Ronan. We love the canyon life, nice beaches and RV trips. My camera work brings me to places all over the world and I strive to document with authenticity, consistency and a sharp eye. I create portraits, lifestyle and beauty images for a wide variety of clients. People tell me I have a talent to find real and authentic moments, easily adapting to any situation. I think of myself as #themanwiththecamera.
My advertising and editorial clients include ESPN The Magazine, ISSUE, The Hollywood Reporter, L’Uomo Vogue, Billboard, The New York Times Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, L’Officiel, L’Officiel Art, Esquire, WWD, Content Mode, Adweek, Installation Magazine, Numero, Zeit Magazin, Artillery, Fast Company, SZ Magazin, Nespresso, T-Mobile, Nike, Beats, Skybound Entertainment, Random House, NBC Universal, Chopard, Olay, Sony Music, Red Bull, NY Cares, Dedon, Silhouette, Island Records, VW, Marc O’Polo, P&G, Western Union, Publicis, Grey, HP, BBDO and many more.
My portraits include Iggy Pop, George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Willem Dafoe, Tommy Lee Jones, Jessica Alba, Lenny Kravitz, Langley Fox, Jamie Alexander, Ethan Hakwe, Matt LeBlanc, Taylor Swift, Eddie Redmayne, Conan O’Brian, Jimmy Kimmel, Jesse Eisenberg, Eve Hewson, Danny Devito, Mindy Kaling, Whoopi Goldberg, Harry Connick Jr., Jack Black, Aluna Francis, John Malkovich, Jay Leno, Goerge Carlin, John Slattery, Laetitia Casta, Angela Lindvall, Terry Crews, Steve Buscemi, Rufus Wainwright, Ireland Baldwin, Gregory Siff, Warren Buffett, Dr. Cornel West, Steve Buscemi, Gabriel Bryne,Catherine Deneuve, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Carmelo Anthony, Michael Bloomberg, Alison Felix, Carl Edwards, Roger Federer, Apolo Anton Ohno, DeMarcus Cousins, Shepard Fairey, Bob Odenkirk, Kamasi Washington and many more.