Born and raised between the German / Danish border, I grew up with a camera in my hand. Through my grandfather, a painter, I learned about my surroundings and upbringing while exploring photographic composition. With a passion for design and images, I studied art direction with a focus on photography at the Institute of Design in Berlin. My studies brought me to a design position in Copenhagen, until which another opportunity brought me to my present home, Brooklyn, New York. While working as an art director for fashion and beauty brands within advertising, I’ve continued to develop my personal photography. Lately, however, my creative vision has been at odds with the commercial work in advertising. In recognizing this, I’ve decided to refocus my efforts into photography.