About Me

About Me

Max Unterharnscheidt

"Photography for me is the art of telling a story with my images and capturing precious moments and emotions"

Photography has captured my heart and ignited my passion. With each shot, I feel alive because it allows me to capture moments and tell stories. The fascination for photography has accompanied me professionally for 17 years now and has led me to look at the world through the lens. The play of light and shadow, the magic of the moment – all this has inspired me to always evolve and share my vision with others. Each picture is a unique opportunity to evoke emotions and capture great moments.

Excerpt of my last projects


Photography has been my passion and profession for 17 years. Unfortunately, I can't count how many times I've pressed the shutter and how many brands and clients I've worked with. I am grateful for each and every one and would not want to miss any of these experiences.


Marketing & websites were always a big topic for me as a former self-employed person. So in 2016 I founded a small agency in Lüdenscheid with which we looked after customers in a wide variety of areas. 2021 I was employed in marketing at the Sportklink Lüdenscheid. Here my main focus was on photography and videography and I was able to be present at several operations with the camera. I also work in Switzerland as Digital Manager for Engadin Mountains.


Lecturer photography
Image & Video Editing
Drone pilot ( licensed )

Outdoor/ Mountains


From the very beginning of my photographic career, I was always drawn out into nature and landscapes were always a big part of my work. Whether it was incorporating people into nature or various photographic projects from Yosemite National Park to the Scottish Highlands or even various outdoor photography workshops with associated hiking trips that I have led.

In the meantime, I combine my projects with sporting challenges of the mountain worlds. 2023 was a very challenging year with exciting projects.

  • Ascent of more than 25 mountains over 4000 meters
  • Extension Course High Altitude Tours in Austria - July 2023
  • Ascent Mont Blanc 4807 meters - July/August 2023
  • and many more great alpine tours (see below)
  • Realization of a trekking trip in Nepal with a social project/support of a local school:
    To the project
  • Expedition photographer in the Antarctic

Outdoor experience


I have worked as a photographer on hiking adventures in Germany and given workshops in nature, light painting and night photography.
In my current home, the Swiss Alps, I have led several winter and summer tours for private clients.

Expeditions Training

A professional expedition training in the Monte Rosa massif including crevasse rescue at high altitude and the ascent of some of the 4.000m peaks with

Furtenbach Adventures

Of course, the camera was not missing here either.

Avalanche course

Taught by IFMGA guides from the Mountaineering Schoolwho will be present during the
Backcountry weeks in the Engadine, where I learned a lot about avalanche hazards and rescue.

Crevasse rescue course

Safety in the mountain always has the highest priority. Unfortunately, not all dangers are always obvious or influenceable. Therefore, preparation plays a major role and to expand my knowledge, I took part in a specially designed crevasse rescue course in Austria and expanded and trained my knowledge extensively in the summer of 2023.


Not only the mountain world is fascinating. For upcoming projects, I have decided in the summer of 2023 to take the Sportbootführerschein See at the
Hemmenhofen sailing school
to complete it. This was followed by a sailing trip in beautiful Italy and I was then able to gain my first experience as a Zodiac driver for two months in Antarctica at the end of 2023.

Mountain peak

I was able to do most of these tours as a rope team leader, thank you for the trust you placed in all the great mountaineers!
Piz Buin 3312m
Piz Palü 3900m
Piz Bernina 4048m
Strahlhorn 4190m
Allalinhorn (Holaubgrat) 4027m
Wildspitze 3768m
Mont Blanc 4807m
Vicent pyramid 4215 m
Breithorn 4164m
Signalkuppe 4553m
Castor 4223m
Balmenhorn 4167m
Zumsteinspitze 4563m
... and many more 🙂