Jasper is a Berlin and Los Angeles based Director of Photography. Born and raised in the industrial Ruhrgebiet of Germany, he got first exposed to motion pictures at the Short Film Festival Oberhausen back in 2000. Ever since, he focuses on stories about social, cultural and political issues of global relevance in his work.Jasper earned his BA in Film at the Zurich University of the Arts in 2009. From 2009 until 2011 Jasper continued his education at the prestigious American Film Institute in Los Angeles. Here he enjoyed the mentorship of Stephen Lighthill ASC, Bob Primes ASC, Nancy Schreiber ASC and Bill Dill ASC. Jasper completed the program with a Master of Fine Arts in Cinematography in 2011.Since his graduation Jasper lensed 5 feature films and some short films as well as commercials and music videos.Jasper’s first European feature production was the Swiss feature film DER FROSCH (THE FROG). Production on this one wrapped in August 2015 and the movie had its premier at the Solothurn Film Festival in January 2017. The box office start in Switzerland is March 23rd.The last US based production Jasper worked on is the feature film HIS NAME IS JOHN. Production took place in Virginia, Ohio, Missouri, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, Nevada and California. The movie is in the final steps in post production and will hit the worldwide festival circuit in 2018.The experience he gained on a wide variety of projects enables Jasper to develop and execute a visual plan that will elevate the storytelling of feature films, documentaries as well as commercials to the next level. Jasper’s strength as a Cinematographer is his sensibility for the details of the story and his ability to master the tools it takes to bring those details to the screen. Jasper sees it as his responsibility to ensure that the cinematography always gets inspired by the story but never compromises it.