SPORTS

I am fascinated to see bodies pushed to their limits and sport is of course the perfect medium. No matter what type, as long as there is adrenaline involved.

SPORTS

I am fascinated to see bodies pushed to their limits and sport is of course the perfect medium. No matter what type, as long as there is adrenaline involved.

EMOTIONS

Every moment has its own mood and intensity, which I want to bring the viewer as close as possible. No emotions, no good cinema.

EMOTIONS

Every moment has its own mood and intensity, which I want to bring the viewer as close as possible. No emotions, no good cinema.

PEOPLE

Diversity and authenticity are particularly important to me. As is well known, one look can say more than a thousand words.

PEOPLE

Diversity and authenticity are particularly important to me. As is well known, one look can say more than a thousand words.

BRANDS

Whether in a cross-border, bold, artistic or classic style – there are a thousand ways and forms to capture a brands identity. Let me translate for the broader audience.

BRANDS

Whether in a cross-border, bold, artistic or classic style – there are a thousand ways and forms to capture a brands identity. Let me translate for the broader audience.

NATURE

Showing other people how I perceive our beautiful planet and its sceneries from different angles, as colorful and impressive as reachable.

NATURE

Showing other people how I perceive our beautiful planet and its sceneries from different angles, as colorful and impressive as reachable.

Hey, I´m Alex. I grew up in the countryside of Germany where I had the opportunity to live my childhood to the fullest extent- from downhill-cycling in the woods over swimming, skateboarding and gliding up to skiing and snowboarding in the mountains. For this reason, my life was accompanied by action sport on nearly every element, which surely had a huge impact on my passion for nature. When I was 17, I discovered my fascination for surfing and for waves in general. This passion has continued to this day and I can look back on almost a decade within the surf scene, especially big wave surfing, in which I was lucky enough to accompany one of the best athletes on their career path. Being out in nature in the roughest and challenging conditions to capture the beauty of the raw is still one of my greatest pleasures and I keep on pushing my limits with every project I make.

What started as amateur-videos in my teenage years throughout snowboard sessions, ended up in studying movie and television, specialized in cinematography, in Berlin at the age of 21. Within my work, my passion for movement, growth, extreme emotions, action sports, landscapes, cultures, things and people of all shapes and colors, forces of nature in short everything that makes us alive- constantly displays and reflects the polarities of our world. Production-wise, a good team and a great idea are key. Nevertheless, filming is an organic process, where the script, if there is one at all, should be flexible enough to develop constantly. By saying this I mean that spontaneity always leads to a certain kind of authenticity. People change once there is a camera around- which can be toxic for a project, but if there are trust and a good atmosphere, it will produce looseness and therefore, can create some breathtaking in between shots. And that is exactly what I´m hunting for.

Good cinema for me is where the beauty lies in detail and to detect details one must watch.

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Brands

  • Red Bull

  • Mercedes

  • Nivea

  • World Surf League

  • Frontrunner

  • Movik

  • Das Erste

  • Bayerischer Rundfunk

Services

  • Producer

  • Director of Photography (DOP)

  • Cutter

  • Good vibes

Equipment

  • SONY PXW-FS5 II
    (4K RAW 10bit up to 120f/s)
    with Atomos Inferno

  • SONY α7S II
    with Waterhousing

  • Xeen Cine lenses
    16/24/35/50/85/135mm

  • GoPro Hero 8 black
    Dji Gimbal

  • GlideCam Steadycam

My recent work

FrontRunner Image-Film

This summer I had the opportunity to film an image-video for FrontRunner, an American roof-tent company, in the Italian Alps. It was a great time shooting the project with some memorable sunsets in the mountains. I’m very happy withh the outcome and can not wait for the next project.
Thanks, Sascha Wolters for the organization!

Mercedes Benz G-Klasse

What a Trip! We took the G-Wagon of Mercedes Benz for a road-trip from Melbourne all the way over to the West.

Surazo Hotel Image-Film

Located in Matanza/Chile i had the privilege to film this beautiful hotel.
The idea was to make the video with as much close-ups as possible and simulating a day from dawn to night.

Wir machen Welle e.V.

Image -Film for the “We make Wave” Foundation.
Two Weeks of filming the whole camp in Nazare/Portugal.
Was cool seeing the excitement of the kids from big cities in Germany and England when they saw the ocean for the first time.

[W] wie Wissen vom 26. Januar 2019

Sie nennen sie “das Biest”. Und der Titel ist berechtigt: An keinem Strand der Welt schlagen höhere Wellen auf als am Nordstrand von Nazaré in Portugal. Bis zu 30 Meter und höher sind die Wellen.

Between Contests

During the Quicksilver Pro in Hossegor / France I partnerd up with World Surf League Athlete Paige Hareb to make the best out of the time in France. This is a short video about the free-surfs that went down in that time.

Roca Puta

Just after new years I was traveling along the basque coast. On the 3rd of January 2016 a massive swell with good off-shore conditions arrived at Roca Puta – one of the best big waves spots around and the waves were firing for one day.

A Basque Wonderland

A clip about surfing in the north of Spain. Filmed in the beautiful Basque Country on a Gh4 with an Lumix12-35mm and 100-300mm

Drop me a text or give me a call

alex@youngshoot.com

+49 172 9043592