How I see myself

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One of my very first memories is, when I was a little boy and my parents extended our little house.
My grandparents and an old aunt lived with us (my parents, my brother and me) and with me getting bigger, my Dad felt we needed more space. 
My Dad had build the house with his own hands basically from scrap and got help only from a group of friends, whom he helped in return when they build their houses and so on.
So it was a very social thing.
 I remember how all these men would come over and knock down walls and shuffle out stones and dirt.
They would work hard and equally laugh hard and loud and at some point it was my bedtime and I was put to bed in the only room left in the house, which was a storage cabinet.
The whole house would shake because of the noise and laughter of Dad´s hardworking friends - and I would fall asleep happily and completely content with all the commotion going on around me.
Some things have not changed!
My bedroom situation has improved masterly, but still I seem to be happiest with a lot of commotion going on around me. Which I guess helps in this industry, where you need to feel at ease with 10 models running around half naked, being chased by hair& make up artists and stylist, while clients and agencies are debating enthusiastically about details of the job and your producer seems to overheat trying to avoid assistants and set building to demolish a million Dollar location.
Actually, I love it.

How others see me

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LIST OF CLIENTS

ABB, AKG, AOK, Axor/ H.Grohe, Bayer, Bates Asia, BBDO Duesseldorf, Beaufort 8, Beiersdorf, Berenberg Bank, BMW / Alphera, Blanco, Bourdonné Design, Busch-Jaeger, Carpet Concept, C&A, Castenow, Credit Suisse, DDB, Deepblue Networks, Draft FCB, Duravit, ECE Projektmanagement, EMSA, ESPRIT, Europäische Reiseversicherung, fischerAppelt_furore, Gerschau&Kroth, Glashäger, Grenke Leasing AG, Grey, Gürtlerbachmann, HAPAG Lloyd Cruises, HAVAS, Hella Mineralbrunnen, Heye, Henkel, Infineon, JBL, JUK Hamburg, KNSK, Lanxess, Leo Burnett Laeufer, Lichtenauer Mineralquellen, Lufthansa, MAN, McCafé, McCann, Medi, MeisterWerke, Miele, Miles & More, Milka, NIVEA, Nokia, worldwide Oglivy & Mather Frankfurt, Ogilvy & Mather Düsseldorf, Peugeot, Philips, Public Ltd UK, Publicis München, Procter & Gamble, REWE, Rodenstock, Rolf Benz, Ruska Martin Associates, Saatchi & Saatchi Genf, Saatchi & Saatchi Frankfurt, SAP, SchuhKay, Serviceplan, Sivantos, Gigaset, straight, Strichpunkt, Techniker Krankenkasse, T-Mobile International, Toyota, TUI International, Versicherungskammer Bayern, Villeroy & Boch, Vistapark, Vivesco, Wächter & Wächter, weigertpirouzwolf, Weis Communications, Wilo, WMF,  Wunderman

Awards

2001 ADC Bronze, Die Zeit/Zeitleben
2002 Bronze Type Directors Club, New York


2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2016 Auszeichnungen im BFF Jahrbuch


2011 Gold BFF - Fashion


2014, Winner at the AOP Award, London, in Categorie Fashion Single
2015, 2016 Merrits AOP Awards, London,
2015, 2016, 2017 Merrits International Color Awards, Los Angeles
2011, 2013, 2015, 2017 200best Advertising Photographers in Lürzers Archive

2001 ADC Bronze, Die Zeit/Zeitleben
2002 Bronze Type Directors Club, New York


2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2016 Auszeichnungen im BFF Jahrbuch


2011 Gold BFF - Fashion


2014, Winner at the AOP Award, London, in Categorie Fashion Single
2015, 2016 Merrits AOP Awards, London,
2015, 2016, 2017 Merrits International Color Awards, Los Angeles
2011, 2013, 2015, 2017 200best Advertising Photographers in Lürzers Archive

2001 ADC Bronze, Die Zeit/Zeitleben
2002 Bronze Type Directors Club, New York


2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2016 Auszeichnungen im BFF Jahrbuch


2011 Gold BFF - Fashion


2014, Winner at the AOP Award, London, in Categorie Fashion Single
2015, 2016 Merrits AOP Awards, London,
2015, 2016, 2017 Merrits International Color Awards, Los Angeles
2011, 2013, 2015, 2017 200best Advertising Photographers in Lürzers Archive

2001 ADC Bronze, Die Zeit/Zeitleben
2002 Bronze Type Directors Club, New York


2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2016 Auszeichnungen im BFF Jahrbuch


2011 Gold BFF - Fashion


2014, Winner at the AOP Award, London, in Categorie Fashion Single
2015, 2016 Merrits AOP Awards, London,
2015, 2016, 2017 Merrits International Color Awards, Los Angeles
2011, 2013, 2015, 2017 200best Advertising Photographers in Lürzers Archive

2001 ADC Bronze, Die Zeit/Zeitleben
2002 Bronze Type Directors Club, New York


2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2016 Auszeichnungen im BFF Jahrbuch


2011 Gold BFF - Fashion


2014, Winner at the AOP Award, London, in Categorie Fashion Single
2015, 2016 Merrits AOP Awards, London,
2015, 2016, 2017 Merrits International Color Awards, Los Angeles
2011, 2013, 2015, 2017 200best Advertising Photographers in 

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