Born in Bonn, Germany. Studied and graduated in Cologne with a BA in Media and Imaging Technology. Through his professional career, starting Polaroid Corporation, he developed a deep sense for the importance and influence of photography in visual communication. After living in Germany, The Netherlands and France, he settled down in Tokyo, Japan as his second home town. Living among the people of Kagurazaka, he delicately observes and captures memorable, often humorous moments in the everyday life of ordinary people.