When I was 18 years old, my dad gave me his spare camera, a Minolta x-500, and a couple of rolls of film. Since then photography has been part of my life. Looking at the world through a lens opened up new perspectives and created the opportunity to share them with others. Photography gradually became a tool for reflection of what surrounded me. With the project Facing Vienna began the professional art of photography as a form of documentation.
I am interested in people, their stories and the lives which lie behind the image. At a time when everything has already been photographed, a photo must arouse curiosity or express a feeling. Interest and open-mindedness are therefore more important to my work than the camera. I look for moments that make a difference. In portraits I search for the uniqueness in each person. In documentary photography, the camera is my tool for creating a visual language that encourages questions and offers new perspectives.