KITSCHA was born 1980 and raised in mönchengladbach-rheydt, western germany.
during 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 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 cewe color 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 industry career in cologne germany at Action Concept the biggest european stunt and film production company 2000 -2002.
as a skilled freelancer he is working for feature films, big boys tv, commercials and music videos since 2002.
kitscha is a member of SOC the American Society of Camera Operators since 2016, and BVK the German Society of Cinematographers since 2002.
getting 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, kitscha started working as director of photography in 2017.
he is 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.
best connected to the international film industry and based in the middle of the european union, he resides in cologne nrw.