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BIOGRAPHY

Alexander grew up partly in his grandfather's animation studio. At the age of 10 he started taking photographs. By 16 he knew that he wanted to be a cinematographer. After high school graduation, community service in a retirement home, work and travel in Asia, Alexander moved from Bonn to Munich in 1989 and worked in a film lab, worked as a lighting technician and as an camera assistant, before making his debut as Director of Photography for a feature film in 1999 with the drama "Planet Alex". Since then, he has been responsible for around 80 feature films, TV movies and series.

 

He loves dawn and dusk, back low sun light, deep and pale colors, frightening darkness, dust in the air, night shooting in summer, cold breath in winter, glittering lakes, fireflies and full moon , neon  and stroboscop, thick hazy club air, steaming forests in the morning, thunder storms in the mountains, heat flares on highways, smiling faces, shivers of the skin, moist eyes, diversity of life and the beauty of all human beings.

He sees himself as a picture storyteller, accomplice of the director and ally of the actors. He is curious about life and new projects.

AWARDS

2020 › Deutsche Akademie für Fernsehen - Best Cinematography › PLAY    

2017 › Nomination Deutscher Kamerapreis › Zielfahnder - Flucht in die Karpaten

2012 › Nomination Deutscher Kamerapreis › Der Chinese

2010 › Adolf Grimme Preis - Cinematography › Süden und der Luftgitarrist

2008 › Deutscher Fernsehpreis - Best Cinematography › Die dunkle Seite + Tarragona

2008 › Adolf Grimme Preis - Cinematography › Eine Stadt wird erpresst

2005 › Nomination Deutscher Kamerapreis › Der scharlachrote Engel

FILMOGRAPHY

› SELECTION

2024 › BRICK › Philip Koch › W&B/Netflix

2023 › Mein Kind - Mоя дитина › Christine Hartmann › Bavaria Fiction/ZDF

2023 › Funkensommer › Alexander Adolph › Sappralot/BR

2023 › Bonn2 Teaser › Claudia Garde

2022 › Dear Child 4-6 mini-series › Isabel Kleefeld & Julian Pörksen › Constantin Film/Netflix

2022 › Alice part 1+2 › Nicole Weegmann › Neue Schönhauser/ARD

2020 › Der Junge Häuptling Winnetou › Mike Marzuk › SamFilm/Leonine

2020 › Nicht tot zu kriegen › Nina Grosse › Moovie/ZDF

2018 › Die verlorene Tochter 1-6 mini-series › Kai Wessel › X Filme/ZDF

2018 › Play › Philip Koch › SappralotT/Tellux next/BR

2018 › Deadly Comeback › Hermine Huntgeburth › Josefine/NDR

2017 › Die Protokollantin 1-5 mini-series › Nina Grosse & Samira Radsi › Moovie/ZDF

2016 › Das Pubertier › Leander Haußmann › Constantin Film

2016 › Warum › Nicole Weegmann › WinWin/Polyphon › WDR/ARD

2016 › Wunschkinder › Emily Atef › X Filme › WDR/Degeto/ARD

2015 › Ein Teil von Uns › Nicole Weegmann › Constantin › BR/ARD

2015 › Zielfahnder - Flucht in die Karpaten › Dominik Graf › W&B › WDR/ARD

2014 › Tatort - Verbrannt › Thomas Stuber › Wüste Medien › NDR/ARD

2012 › Im Netz › Isabell Kleefeld › Odeon/WDR/ARD

2010 › Der Chinese part 1+2 › Peter Keglevic › Yellow Bird › ARD Degeto/ORF

2009 › Hanni und Nanni › Christine Hartmann › UFA Cinema/Universal

2008 › Hangtime › Wolfgang Groos › little shark entertainment › 3L

2006 › Eine Stadt wird erpresst › Dominik Graf › TV60 Film/BurkertBareiss › ZDF

2004 › Grenzverkehr › Stefan Betz › d.i.e.film › movienet

2004 › Kombat16 › Mirko Borscht › credofilm › credoverleih

2003 › Polizeiruf - Der scharlachrote Engel › Dominik Graf › MTM › BR/ARD

2001 › PlanetB - Mask under Masks › Markus Goller › TTD/Cinemedia › Senator

2000 › PlanetB - The Antman › Christoph Gampl› TTD/Cinemedia › Senator

1999 - falling rocks › Peter Keglevic › TTD/Pro7

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