World Cup

Since 2006 I have been traveling the Football World Cups and Euros looking behind the scenes of those mega events – in photo series or mulitmedia blogs. On my own or with friends funded and commissioned. Through Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Poland and the Ukraine, South Africa, Brasil and Russia.  Teling stories about the people being football fans or just trying to make a living from or during those happenings.

Come to Moscow!

…says Micha, 27 years old and a fashion designer from Moscow

Russian Rebels

Food comes first, morality follows. But people from Tjumen are hungry for more. Like comic star Gosha and his friends.

On Hunger Strike

Journalist Schura Burtin supporting Oleg Senzow’s hunger strike during World Cup 2018. A portrait.

“This is my Heimat.”

“Maybe it’s easier in Germany, but I want to do something here.”

The Beach

Village youth hanging out and showing off at their local beach by the river.

Russia in June 2018

All photo stories shot during World Cup.

The Sky Beavers

Downshifting and eco-farming. Made in Russia.

Oh, Sergey…

A ❤️ to Russian Photographer Legend Sergey Chilikov.

Selfmade-man Andrej

Sergej and Tanja made their way in Siberian Taischet. And for the rest of their lifes they desire: no more changes.

Living on Trains

People and their stories on a five day train journey through Russia.

Into the Wild

A six hour boat trip away from civilization.

Brafus 2014

A multimedia journey through Brazil. Looking behind the facade of the World Cup 2014.


A country between melancholy and longing for more.

Warum Italien?

Football Fan Culture at Euros and World Cups since 2006.