MIRKO B. PEECK
Born 1981 in Hamburg Germany, based in Hamburg, Berlin, Crete - working where it takes me.
I live and love my profession.
..and I learned my profession by going up the road of self teaching and learning by doing. A winding road, where you get to see a lot, from different angles, learn when to keep or to speed up pace and achieve unique skills to manage any possible situation.
In my early twenties I started working in the industry and grew up working in different teams in many different places. When I started I already had a background in photography, visual arts and music. … and my fascination for movies and good stories in general did the rest.
From my grandfather, a well-known photographer at that time, I had learned things about photography.
Using light as a tool and creating situations and moods, I learned from observing, trying out and mostly from working with very talented people internationally. I have been working as a gaffer for many years, have been shooting in many different countries and I am traveling for photography.
I started working in the film era, and then grew up with digital filmmaking. I love both -whatever it needs that helps to create illusion and evoke empathy.
‘Empathy’ is a strong and sometimes misleading word. To me it is key to understanding. For work I find It crucial for for all creative teamwork and of course for understanding the directors vision.
I am always searching for creative tasks and challenges..
If you find interest in my work or in working with me, don’t hesitate to contact me.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
before I worked as
Gaffer for national and international commercial and feature film productions
Spark/Electrician ... Bestboy for national and international commercial and feature film productions
Camera assistant - occasionally
Apprenticeship in photography
Volunteer at rental-house Cinegate in Hamburg and Cape Town (South Africa)
Working for a TV-station as a trainee
started in 2002