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I am curious about

art, movement, the environment

Where I'm from:

Where I am based:

Luzern, Switzerland

Languages I speak:

English, (Swiss-)German, French

A Bit About Me

Growing up among a family of artists in the Swiss Alps set my curiosity for life. As a kid, I was taught to treat the outdoors with respect, yet to explore my surroundings like a natural playground. My love for art, movement and nature was fostered during my childhood and is what still drives me today. Photography and - a few years later film as well - became my means to capture the inspiring and beautiful around me. Not before long, I decided to turn this into my career. 

After first arriving in New Zealand, I instantly fell in love with the country and chose to prolong my original stay. Now - four years later - I have started to settle in and graduated from film school with my specialisation in documentary directing. Whilst working my way up the New Zealand film industry, I spend my time chasing wood pigeons, bouldering and grappling with adults in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Aside from that I also enjoy hiking, the occasional surf and just connecting with people through playfulness and laughter. 

As a photographer and visual storyteller, I strive to collaborate with people and organisations that care about the environment. By telling relevant stories about people and wildlife, I hope to make my contribution in preserving our cultural and natural heritage.

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