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Fabian was born in Switzerland. After graduating with a bachelor's degree in film from the Zurich University of the Arts, he worked as a second camera assistant on various feature and television films. He then studied cinematography at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg.

His first feature film as a cinematographer, 'Die Tochter' ('Dark Blue Girl') by Mascha Schilinski, celebrated its world premiere at the Berlinale 2017 ('Perspektive Deutsches Kino'). The film was screened at over 40 festivals worldwide and received several awards.

2018 he won the 'Deutscher Kamerapreis' for the short film 'Freibadsinfonie' ('Blue Summer Symphony') by Sinje Köhler.

In 2021, he started a collaboration with Robert Gwisdek for several projects in a row, such as Gwisdek's feature film debut as a director 'Der Junge, dem die Welt gehört' ('The Boy Who Owns The World') as well as another feature film 'Ein Film über den Tod' (in post prod.)

His recent work includes the feature Film 'The doctor says, I'll be alright but I'm feelin' blue’ by Mascha Schilinski. (in post prod.)

Fabian lives in Berlin.

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