I grew up in an extraordinary place. A wealthy, conservative and deeply catholic town in southern Germany. It is special, because it happens to be one of the most important catholic pilgrimage sites in Europe.
My views on government, immigration and religion in my early teens could have been described as conservative, but traveling with my family, studying my home countries history and challenging my own prejudices, has made me change my mind, led me to open up and allowed me to accept and cherish different world views.
Having changed my personal outlook on cultural, political and religious issues, has made me witness and be part the constant struggle between conservatism and open mindedness, in my local community and everywhere else.
My goal is to capture that divide and to focus on documenting the relationship between the idea we have of something and reality, because I have experienced that the two are often completely different, sometimes even the opposite of one another.
Subjectivity and a non-cliché approach are essential for my work. Furthermore, I make use of different photographic processes, including digital medium format and 4x5 large format photography.
I am currently studying political sciences and law in Munich, Germany. I am also working on a long term project, but am available for commission work and would love to hear from you.