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IN SHORT...

The things I have a passion for

Our Environment, art and movement

Where I'm from

Where I am based

Zurich, Switzerland

Auckland, New Zealand

The 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 as if it was a natural playground. My love for art, movement and nature were fostered during my childhood and still drive 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 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, grappling with adults in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and exploring movement through parkour. Aside from that I also enjoy hiking, surfing, bouldering and simply connecting with people through joy and laughter. 


As a nature 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 a contribution in preserving our cultural and natural heritage.