Born in Southern Germany, half-Vietnamese, Magnus moved to the USA in 1991.
Magnus got his degree in photography with summa cum laude and best portfolio from the Art Institute of Dallas in 1995.
1997 returned to Germany.
In the late 1990's, Magnus mainly photographed architecture, products, and events including people, and portraits for advertising, and image campaigns.
In 2001/2002, Magnus attended the New York Film Academy.
2005 moved to Tokyo.
Photographing people had always fascinated him. Seeing himself as "creator", Magnus immersed himself completely in the fashion and portrait field, and now mainly worked for designers, magazines, music artist, actors, and performers.
Returning to the love for design, Magnus’ commercial work now encompasses architecture, interiors, editorials, fashion campaigns, promotional work, image and look books.
Magnus has received several awards and recognitions.