Alex started working as a freelancer for local newspapers near Frankfurt during school in the mid 90s. After covering all different kinds of assignments in the beginning, he quickly discovered his passion for sports photography and spent the weekends on football grounds all over the region.


In 2000 he swapped the local sports fields for the football temples of Europe and began to cover European and World Championships, Champions League and Europa League finals and numberless Bundesliga matches for Onlinesport, Reuters and Getty Images that he joined in 2009.

Since Alex works for Getty Images he shot football matches on six continents and covered single assignments and entire tournaments for FIFA, UEFA, DFB, DFL, the IOC and global companies like McDonalds, Coca Cola, adidas, Visa, Procter and Gamble and many others.

Alex has covered various European and World Championships, Champions League and Europa League finals, but also Formula One races and Winter and Summer Olympics.

What he loves about football photography is on the one hand to chase the moment, to have mind and camera ready for that one second that might write history. One goal, one foul, one gesture that football fans all over the world will remember forever.

On the other hand he loves telling stories with his pictures. To show 90 minutes of passion, anger, exhaustion, desperation, tears of joy or disappointment in a series of photographs.

“For me every football match is like a Shakespeare drama. And I love to tell all those stories with my pictures.”