Born and raised in a small town in Lower Austria, I always loved being in nature. My first great passions were riding bikes and climbing which brought me to almost 10 years of downhill mountain bike racing. For some reason, I was always the one taking pictures or filming during our adventures. At the age of around 20, I realized that my job as an electrician is not going to make me happy and that I can’t make a living from riding bikes. That’s why I started to look for alternatives, decided to quit my job and began studying “Graphic Design and Photography“ at the University of Arts in Linz. During this time, I fell in love with the art of still images and tried to combine my passions – nature, sports and photography.