How did you get started as a photographer?
"I'm a German photographer and filmmaker based in New York. After growing up in the Bavarian Alps, I moved to Berlin where I became a lawyer. At some point I realized that I won't ever be happy as a lawyer and I decided to pursue my dream to become a photographer. After assisting a German photographer for one year, I moved to New York in order to work for Steven Klein and I was Steven's lighting director for five years until I started my career as a photographer in March 2012."
Describe your self-portrait and how it conveys your perspective/style as an artist.
"I am showing myself from a 360-degree angle, sitting in front of a slide projection of my grandfather, who is himself sitting in the backyard next to a gramophone, which reminds one of the capture laptop I have on my knees. I feel a portrait should have a truthfully unveiling or explanatory element. So here it is: I am a German photographer, who you can look at from almost every possible angle, extremely enthusiastic about American culture (which shows in the all denim), and very conceptual in my work."
Photo: Courtesy of Sebastian Mader