was born 1980 and raised in mönchengladbach-rheydt, western germany.
already in the mid-nineties he was acting partner of an independent record label called Heini Records and the singer of the german punk band Silo Skrubs aka SLK.
inspired amongst others by his father he got more and more interested in photo- and cinematography, left school at the age of 19 and worked full-time on the production line of a large photo laboratory.
after shooting first moving pictures 8mm art shorts in 1998 and finishing a year of civil service, he saw his first big major film set in mexico city. coming back in 1999 he started his professional career in cologne germany at Action Concept the biggest european stunt and film production company in 2000 -2002.
as a skilled freelancer he worked mostly for feature films, big boys tv, commercials and music videos since 2002.
today christian is a member of the SOC (Society of Camera Operators),
the BVK (German Society of Cinematographers) and well known for best knowledge of 16mm, 35mm, digital-film and high-quality work during air to air, highspeed carshoots and special complex CGI VFX shootings.
trained and influenced by cinematographers like christian berger, stuart dryburgh,
dieter deventer, mathias neumann; and directors like bille august, jake nava and gorgeous angelina jolie, christian started working as director of photography in 2017 after taking a long time 1AC and camera operator career.
best connected to the international industry and based in the middle of the european union, he resides in cologne nrw.
LIGHTDAYS – LIGHTNIGHTS by DoP Christian Berger (AAC)
CINEMATOGRAPHY WORKSHOP by DoP Stuart Dryburgh (ASC)
own lenses and support, red dsmc2 camera, creamsource and crls lighting system,
founder of INCIPHER.art.collective