Photojournalist

Biography

I am a freelance photojournalist based in Berlin, Germany, specialising exclusively in political events and politicians. With extensive experience in the field of political photojournalism, I have photographed presidents, prime ministers, heads of state and various high-ranking politicians. I am specialised in photographing the current Federal President of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

Photojournalism

A photojournalist is tasked with bringing a story – national or international, political or cultural, uplifting or challenging – to life through visually arresting photographs. It is a unique discipline that combines technical expertise with the need to be in the right place at exactly the right time to capture the split second that can tell an entire story. A photojournalist has to be a photographer, editor, writer, manager and all-round entrepreneur, with the ability to work across print and online mediums including social media channels.

Areas of expertise

I exclusively attend political conferences, summits and forums for the purpose of photographing senior political figures. I have been passionate about photography since an early age and have an excellent grasp of the technical aspects of the medium, enabling me to tell a visual story that reflects the reality of an encounter. In my freelance capacity, I have the flexibility and freedom I need to attend all manner of events and engage with important subjects who sit at the top table of politics. Since entering this arena, I have succeeded in building a reputation as a reliable, pragmatic and highly capable provider of high-quality political photos.

Professional recognition

One of my first photographs of Chancellor Angela Merkel was published on the front page of Bild, the newspaper with the highest circulation in Germany.

I currently focus primarily on photographing Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Federal President of Germany, and am renowned for this specialisation.

I am a Google Street View Trusted Photographer, with more than 4,410,465 hits on Google Maps. Locations include Bellevue Palace (with 128,038 hits) and the Federal Chancellery (with 316,066 hits).