Welcome to my website!

I’m a photographer from Bayreuth, Germany, where I live with my wife and two kids. Action sports have always been a big part of my life. Growing up, I loved to practice many forms of action sports like snowboarding, skiing, mountain biking and climbing. As my rather poor performances in these activities required me to find a very good excuse, I was beyond happy to discover my passion for photography, which allowed me to pin crashes in backcountry pow on „all that heavy camera gear that threw me off-balance“. In rather stark contrast to my university studies (biology, chemistry and sports), it also let me live out my inner creative and anarchic child with a profound love of nature.

In my photos I like to use natural light to capture the true mood of a moment, but I also play around with flashes or other technical gimmicks if I feel that it is appropriate or fitting into clients‘ ideas. I’m aiming for a documentary style in my shots and I’m not a fan of too much post production. I think it’s safe to say that I am very proactive in organizing projects and exploring all kinds of crazy ideas – thanks to all the athletes I work with for putting up with all these ideas of mine and fine tuning them with your expertise! 🙂

I’m always on the lookout for interesting stories, the biggest stunts and that next magic moment when a special image can be captured. In the meantime, have fun exploring my galleries – if you want to see more, just let me know!

Cheers from Bayreuth!

-Lars

Clients

akzio! – AX Lightness – betterBanner – Canon Germany – CEP Sports – creapure – CUBE Bikes – DMR Bikes – EHC Red Bulls München – Elsevier – EMTB News – Giant Bikes – HUHN Cycles – Husqvarna Bicycles – iHaus – Intend BC – iXS – Kempa – Kenda – Lagardère – Maisel Brauerei – Mandarin Medien – Maxxis – MTB News – Nice One – Nitro Circus – OBG – Petzl – Pexco – Pinkbike – Planet Talk – Platzangst – Radon Bikes – Red Bull – Ripzone – R Raymon Bikes – Scarpa – Schwalbe – Sports Nut – Team National – Tire Trooper – Vinschgau Tourismus – Vaude – WHDF Cliffdiving – XS Power Drink – YT Bikes

Publications

Freeride – Bike – Prime Mountainbiking – CLIMAX – VIEW – Gravity – World of MTB – 6undzwanzig – DIRT – RevolutionMTB – freestyleXtreme – RacerX – sportmagazin – Freedom BMX – Big Bike France – Pictures – Playboy USA – Playboard – Random MTB – Vélo Vert – Terrengsykkel – DECLINE – Standmag Hungary – #BeatYesterday Magazin


Have fun exploring this page and my photos!! Cheers from Bayreuth – Lars

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