BMW and Marco Wittmann got DTM Champion 2016, after a super exciting final race weekend on the Hockenheim Ring. To celebrate this victory, BMW M designed a 200 unit limited edition of the M4 called the DTM Champion Edition.
I was sent up to Hockenheim the day after their victory to do a little shooting with the M4 DTM Champions Edition, Marco Wittmann and his BMW M4 DTM Race Car. Sadly they were already tearing down the pits, so I had to switch to Plan B and did the whole shooting in less than a hour on the racetrack. But it worked out quite good.
This year I did a little special send out. After searching for months for a funny and recognizable possibility to present my photos to potential customers I found a „Whooohooo …. itse meee!!“ way to do it.
Everybody likes pizza and everybody knows the boxes when you get one delivered … so I customized a small version of the box by stamping it in two colors (the classy it alien red/white/green) and filing it with a choice of pictures.
I hope you like the idea and if you want one just drop me a message and I´ll send mario to deliver one.
After long hours of sorting pictures, thinking about looks and materials and way to much coffee … its done at last and my new portfolio is ready to see the world.
It is the very essence of my work from the last years printed on fine art paper.
Thanks to Heiner Hauck Portfolios and Niels Demnitz FineArt Prints for making it something wonderfull and special.
If you wanna see more of it I would be happy about an invitation to a little GoSee … just drop me a message
In October 2014 I headed out for the Head Catalogue Winter 15/16 shooting in Stubaital Austria. Sadly we had a bad timing with the conditions: the first days there was no snow at all, then it snowed two days with heavy wind so the resort was shut down. But in the end we just worked around the misfits and got a nice set of shots.
You can find them in the actual Head Snowboards catalogue and on their actual website.
End of Jule I attended a really nice event east of berlin. It was the Oakley King of Greens Golf Tournament where action sport athletes with a passion for golf and pro golf players are playing a tournament in mixed flights.
This year it happened on the Faldo course at the Arosa Golf Resort Scharmützelsee east of Berlin. This course is one of the most difficult courses in Germany and will maybe host the Ryder Cup in 2022.
The whole event was just two days of fun for all the athletes, don´t matter who good their skills are.
Last august I got the chance to chase winter on the other side of this planet. Together with some of the Head Snowboards Teamriders I took a 15hour flight down south to Argentina. After some funny days in Buenos Aires we took another 15h bus ride to the famous resort of Las Lenas in the Andes. Normaly at this time of the year you´ll find deep winter and huge amounts of snow up there … sadly the winter up there was warmer than the summer back home and we were welcomed with nice +15° Celsius and slushy spring conditions instead of powder.
So the plan changed from getting a lot of riding shots in the unbelievable terrain up there to more lifestyle and product content, and in the end we had a successful shooting, a lot of good Meat & Wine, a huge amount of fund and just good days with good people down there.
Thanks to the whole crew: Max Thurner, Freddy Evenesen, Graham „Daddy“ Banks, Kazushige „Shigge“ Fujita, Elmar „El Morte“ Bossard, Miguel „I make everything happen“ Duhalde and all the other good people we met.
Here you can watch the clip of this trip
And here are some of my pictures from down there, the rest will be pop up all over next season
Some time ago I realised a Outdoor photoshooting for my portfolio. After some minor setbacks during planning the whole thing just turned out really great. It was a long weekend with a lot of driving, hiking and shooting, but the crew was so much fun and the output is just incredible.
You find ore pictures of this shooting in the people gallery.
Big thanks got out to all the people that made it happen:
| Christoph & Hanna for their great patience and good mood while doing everything over and over again
| Silvi for her great hair & makeup skills -> silviarupp.com
| Patti for her help before and during the shooting, helping out as an assistant and just for everything else -> lapattisserie.com
| Max for providing the whole Schöffel Clothes Setup
| Jan for providing the evoc backpacks -> evocsports.com
| Sebastian for the heimplanet tent -> heimplanet.com
| Caroline & Stephanie for their help with the casting -> mostwantedmodels.com
The upcoming season is close to start and the highest peaks of the alps are already getting their first layer of snow. That is the time when my work from the previous season with head snowboards is getting published in their catalog, their brand new website and as ads in a vary of snowboard magazines.
The stuff is amazing again and if you need a new setup you should take a look on it for sure!!
Here are two of the season 14/15 ads and some pages from the actual catalog
Last week I´ve been at the Arlberg with BMW to shoot some Promotion Stuff for the Perfect Rides series there.
The goal was to get some shots of their X1 Freeride shuttles in a typical deep winter Arlberg situation. But due to a bad winter season and spring like conditions with 15° C, melting snow and brown slopes everywhere this job was quite a challenge. But in the end and with a lot of driving around we managed to get the shots.
If you want to know more about the whole BMW Perfect Rides story just head over here: BMW Perfect Rides
Last week I spent some days with Pirate Movie Productions and one of my HEAD Snowboard Teamriders in Italy … and there all the snow thats missing in the northern Alps has come down in a small region around Alta Badia.
It was just a great time down there and we´ll be back soon.
Thanks to Frederik Evensen, Simon Gruber, Flo and Balin
Shortly after christmas I got the chance to do a lifestyle portrait shooting with one of austrias finest freeskiing talents. Mario Gattinger is a funny and talented young freerider from whom you´ll hear a lot in the next years.
Thanks to Marie for assisting at this nice shooting day.
At end of october a big part of the HEAD Snowboards International Team gathered at the Stubai Glacier for a two day shooting to get some shots with the brand new 2014/15 stuff. It was interesting to see how Sina Candrian, Frederik Evensen, Alex Tank and Tom Klocker got their hands on the new stuff for the first time and what they were thinking of it.
We had two really funny days up there with some good and some bad weather and it was just nice to have these great people around me again.
You´ll find the shots in the next season cataloge and on the new version of ridehead.com that´ll drop in september. But here are already some examples for you.