Born in the year 1980 in Ulm, south Germany. After Finishing school he started in an advertising photography studio working for customers like Liebherr and Porsche as an assistant. With a successful apprenticeship in media design picture and sound, Janis started his selfemployment in Munich. He travelled over the World as a Camera Assistent and Operator for Documentaries and Commercial Films, working with Directors like Helmar Willi Weitzel (Adolf Grimme Preis), Christian Stiefenhofer and Stars like Peter Maffay.

Since 2006 Janis is fully self-employed in cinematography and photography. His filmographie counts over many projects for agencies, production companies and TV Stations.
His passion beside his loving family is the life outside, sports and the culture of handcrafting. 2015 he founded STILLROLLING productions to work closer with agencies and his long term customers in the Industry.