Born in Hamburg in 1971, I am a German photographer with a background in literature whose approach to photography is rooted in the fascination for storytelling as a means of rising to challenge, living with change and showing compassion with humanity’s and my own vulnerability. During my four-year-stay in Switzerland, I rediscovered my delight in photography while documenting my three young children. Aged 42, I decided to study „Photojournalism and Documentary Photography“ in Hanover, Germany. As a visual author I feel indebted to the documentary tradition, but at the same time I pursue a subjective and modern approach through in-depth-engagement with my subjects. My longterm work focuses on health challenges like the impact of Alzheimer’s disease on the emotional landscape of caregivers (Farewell Sonata), and affected individuals (Portrait of an Artist as an Old Man). With All This Love (2017-) I explore the underrepresented topic of eroticism and sexuality in old age couples.