Photography and writing


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Ever since my first flights as a student-pilot, I felt the desire to document and share the views from my perspective as a pilot. Convinced that more people would see the unifying beauty of our little blue planet as I see it from my privileged position in the cockpit.

Photography
A world hidden from sight, except for those few privileged people that find themselves high above the surface of the Earth.
Starting with a small and cheap camera, my photography developed parallel to my flying career to the point where it is now; delivering first-class images of the world from above. It is a combination of showing the poetic nature of flight, but also opening people up to appreciating the incredible beauty of our planet.

I am completely self-taught in the field of photography and developed my own style and techniques over the course of time, resulting in the unique work I create today. My photos have been shared worldwide by media, including CNN, BBC, TIMES, Daily Mail, National Geographic and the list is constantly growing.

In 2019 I was awarded the title Special Photographer of the Year during the Lucie Awards, by the International Photography Awards (IPA). A huge boost for my motivation to continue with my mission and share the beauty from the above with the world.

Writing


After my first coffee-table book Cargopilot with photos and captions was published in 2016, it proved to be an overwhelming success. Three print runs within one year and still selling, Cargopilot has been awarded major prizes, including 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize in the International Photography Awards (IPA) 2017.

Since then, I realized my photography in combination with short written narratives is a powerful combination, that resulted in a large online following through various social media.

In May 2021 my first short story Alis Nocturnis - On the Wings of the Night was published, igniting my motivation to write more and longer stories in the future.

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A small selection of my images is available as an Open Edition Print. Order the 2019 calendar or my award-winning and bestseller coffee table book Cargopilot.