BBC-, ARD/ZDF-, ORF-, CNBC- experienced Cameraman and Dir. of Photography of quality docu-/ features, Karsten is based in Asia (Beijing) for worldwide shooting.


I’m Karsten: your seasoned Award Winning cameraman (Edward Murrow Award)
– based in Beijing, China – and available worldwide.
From news & current affairs, to documentaries, to corporate productions, I promise & deliver quality. Working with the leading German language broadcasters and on programming for the BBC and CNBC.

I’ve gained a reputation for creative shooting and direction – even when operating in crisis zones.

While I’m mainly focused on China, my experience in Asia takes in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

On the corporate front, I’ve developed video productions for companies as diverse as Santa Fe, Mercedes Benz, Audi, Vestas, Nike, Adidas, DS  Norden, McDonald’s and Lenzing.

I’ve been a cameraman for over a decade. My resume includes shooting more than 20 documentaries.

I have a MA in Journalism and Communication Science from the University of Leipzig and a postgraduate degree in Camera.
I speak German, English and Spanish fluently plus have a basic working command of Russian and Mandarin Chinese.

As you plan your next project, please get in touch – I’d love to hear about it.