Fabian was born in 1985 in Switzerland. After school he worked as a snowboard instructor and travelled to India and South America as a backpacker.

After finishing his B.A. in Film in 2010 at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, he worked as second camera assistant for various feature and television films in Switzerland and Germany.

Then, he studied Cinematography at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. During both film school programs he shot a range of awarded projects, such as the short FREIBADSINFONIE / BLUE SUMMER SINFONIE by Sinje Köhler, for which he won the DEUTSCHER KAMERARAPREIS 2018 for best cinematography in a short. His first feature film as a cinematographer  - DIE TOCHTER / DARK BLUE GIRL by Mascha Schilinski celebrated its world premiere at the Berlinale 2017 (Perspektive section). The film screened at festivals worldwide, received several awards and was released in selected German theaters as of May 2018.

Fabian is based in Berlin.