I was born in Rastatt, Germany and lived for some time in Shanghai, an energetic city with both traditional and cutting-edge sides.
As a teenager I started making photos with my first Agfamatic pocket camera. Since then I was in love with photography but it was still a very expensive hobby for me.
Several years later in 1993 I went to India during my study. I lived in Chennai (Madras) for half a year to do a practical training. My father borrowed his SLR camera to me, a Canon AE1, and a friend borrowed me his lens. Armed with 40 slide films I dived into the adventure and the seed was planted.
I became a professional a few years ago. To improve myself and to develop my own style I took and take part in several courses and international workshops of different photographers, some of them world class.