Born and raised in Venezuela by German parents, I grew up in a country with some of the most varied, spectacular landscapes, and diverse cultures. My parents instilled a deep love and respect for nature from an early age. As avid hikers, my father encouraged to not only notice the landscapes, but all the colors, shapes, and small details within them. My mother's passion for gardening exposed me to an amazing array of flowers and plants, and with that an even deeper connection to nature. Having traveled all seven continents has made it possible to capture some stunning and unique subjects. I like for my images to grab the viewers attention, evoking emotions, and invite the viewer to feel like they experienced the place where the photo was taken. Photography has been in my life ever since I can remember.