An hour with Casey Neistat

A few month back when we shot that film for Mercedes-Benz in the south of France I had to the great pleasure of spending some time with and around Casey Neistat. Most people know him by now from his daily Vlogs and his viral Videos. From Aladdin on a flying carpet to Snowboarding through NYC behind a Jeep. My first contact with Caseys films was his NYC bike lane video back in 2011. And he started so much earlier with making films than that, but better lat than never. The one thing besides the whole hilarity, spectacle and all that…

Speed & Style – Racing Performance Meets Modern Luxury in Monaco

So just a couple of weeks after the last production for Mercedes-Benz in the south of France we went back last week for another round. This time we left the Airbus Helicopter out, but added a Formula 1 race-car and two Formula 1 drivers. Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. I will be writing a more elaborate behind the scenes post soon for this production, so I am going to keep it short in this one. Same team as the last time, plus our camera assistant Lars Brauer, who rocked big time and was brought along by theblackdrone team. As before…

Air Land Water – Mercedes-Benz x Silver Arrows Marine x Airbus

This was on of the big one. It felt a little bit like an A-Team episode. Not the Film itself, but the production of it. A small team of highly trained media professionals goes out on a high stakes mission. OKOK. I might be getting a bit overexcited here, but I am very proud of what we did here. We is on the one hand Mr. Johannes Schlörb or Fuenfkommasechs, a wonderful Filmmaker and Effects Specialist and on the other hand the team of The blackdrone. Philipp Reimer and Rico Nowara. And me of course, but as for the moving…

Asphalt Dining – or how I drove 5000km through Europe to cook a beautiful dish

Last year me and my friend Chef Reuven Schockner went on a roadtrip to Malaga, Spain for an Event with Mercedes-Benz. We took the opportunity to film the whole trip and also show the dish Reuven had come up with for this trip. Inspired by everything that a trip like this lets you experience. From Düsseldorf to Paris to Bordeaux to Bilbao to Madrid to Malaga and back.

Automotive Photography – Monaco, Mercedes and two wonderful photographers.

Last year we went on a wonderful drive down Monaco for a photo production for and with Mercedes-Benz. I was on the production team and helped out as good as possible and shot some BTS footage along the way. The photographers Lisa Linke and Nate Hassler were given two Mercedes-AMG SL63s in the Championship Edition. One white, one black. Also along the ride Stellan Stephenson who was Lisa and Nate’s photo assistant on this trip.

Travel photography – To the North-cape and back (part two)

So we made it all up in one piece. An amazing trip, exhausting, beautiful and lots of great opportunities to shoot some amazing photos, but when I first heard of the idea for the trip, I thought it would make so much sense to not fly back, but to drive back down all the way through Norway this time. Luckily I was able to convince the fine people at Mercedes-Benz and even get the Hasselblad with me on board for this part of the trip. I got a H5D-40 and a couple of beautiful lenses with and I was ready…

Travel photography – To the North-cape and back (part one)

This is one of those trips. Probably a once in a lifetime thing. Especially in this shape and form. Mercedes-Benz organized another fantastic roadtrip and this one went a little beyond everything we have done so far. What I have done so far for sure. The main trip was planned to promote the the GLE and take a group of around 22 Journalists, Bloggers, Instagramers from Kitzbühel in Austria to the North-cape. an at least 4000km Journey. The group was a fantastic mix of people from all over the world. Russia to South Africa, Italy, France and so on.