I cover sports, culture and politics.
My father is also a photographer – he works for a paper in Saxony – and he shot lots of pictures of me when I was a child. When I was 14 years old I tried taking my first pictures for the newspaper, and I photographed concerts and a few soccer matches.
I learnt photography by trying everything out by myself. My father wasn’t able to explain anything! Later, I asked the professional photographers around me for more tips.
The first assignment I shot for Reuters was the 2002 European Athletic Championships in Munich. I realised that this job is very fast and you have to learn a lot for next time.
The assignment that left the biggest mark on me was the 2012 soccer Champions League final between Bayern Munich and Chelsea. It was a really tough job, but we got lots of compliments from our boss after the match. It was the best experience ever.
When I take pictures, I just have one thing in mind: always get the best picture you can, whether the assignment is a simple one, or something very important.
Always take your time when shooting photos, and always be well prepared before you start an assignment.