Patience and luck are the parents of wildlife- and nature photography. In 1999 I started working as a freelance photographer mainly in the Southern Africa region. My main task is directed first of all to the big cats, like lion, leopard and cheetah. Namibia shows the highest density of free living cheetahs and leopards worldwide, causing problems on commercial farmland.
A very first, vivid contact with a cheetah happened 1993 in a breeding center in South Africa. Since this magnificient experience, I kept on travelling to the southern Africa region. In July 2001 I moved my residence to Windhoek, Namibia, being closer now to my “models”. Most of my work is made in National Parks like Etosha Pan, the Okavango region or the Kalahari.
But also I work together with research institutes who take care of the preservation and protection of endangered species. As one of the founder members of the “Bat-eared Fox Project” of Namibia I’m responsible for the organisation and the photographic documentation.
As a member of GDT (Gesellschaft Deutscher Tierfotografen) and PSSA (Photographic Society of South Africa) I work together with other photgraphers on common photo projects.
My pictures are mainly distributed by several photo libraries.