I´m a socially engaged documentary maker and the camera is my tool to express my ideas. Depending on the theme, I make still or moving images. I consider my work to be slow journalism.
Within my research I explore cultural identities and individuality. My starting point is curiosity and the wish to understand others. Inspired by new ways in visual anthropology I try to come closer to a truthful image of my subject.
When I grew up in former East Germany and later studied in the western part of Germany and explored the Netherlands, I became aware and intrigued by all kind of prejudices. Hence, in my work I search for ways to go behind and beyond these prejudices.
I have a fascination for social phenomena characterized by the preservation and maintenance of ideals and traditions, and for their persistence in modern times. Much of my work focuses on the intriguing microcosm of closed communities and their relevance in current world.
I often look for the strange moments of daily life that most people overlook and show them with a winking, gentle humour.