Hi! I'm Chris, a photographer, former consultant, entrepreneur and passionate sailor from Jena / Germany.
Just in case you are curious, here’s a bit of what happened in the last couple of years.
I grew up in Jena, took a trip to the UK after
school and came back to Germany to study
technology & management.
At about the same time, I started to get serious about photography and gradually financed my studies. I did a lot of press photography jobs, sports and studio shoots. Around that time I got to know a German-Ugandan development aid association, for which I volunteered 10 years as a board member. Over the years, I spent several months in Uganda. In addition to the joint content-related work around the construction of a farm, school, health centre and income-generating projects, I shot some documentaries that have been published in an annual photo calendar to finance the overhead costs of the organisation.
After graduation, I went where I never wanted to go - to a management consultancy - but luckily to a very cool one that was very different from the usual suspects. I moved to Frankfurt (Main) and had the pleasure of working with lots of really cool people from very different companies and industries, optimising processes and designing new products and services all over Germany and Europe.
In parallel, in 2015 I did what I had planned with good friends way back in the schoolyard: We founded our own startup. We always wanted to bring cool ideas to life and have been building individual online platforms with our team ever since. That's what brought me back to Jena.
Apart from taking care of our now settled company, I'm trying to take photos more often again.
Whenever possible, I try to combine it with "sea
time" and sailing. I started sailing in 2007 and since then I have been
transferring boats from their summer berth to winter storage (and back) 1-2 times a
year, usually with friends on board.
If you are keen on standing in front of the
camera or having a chat on any of the other topics, you are more than
welcome to drop me a message :)
Looking very much forward to it!
PS: Please find my contact data here.