I was born in Switzerland in 1950 and trained there as a mechanical engineer. For over a decade I had been an amateur photographer and on settling in Finland in 1983 I turned professional.
I studied artistic photography by attending many seminars and courses given by top photographers. Most of all I have been influenced by Eikoh Hosoe (Japan), Mario Cresci (Italy) and André Gelpke and Floris M. Neusüss (Germany). In the course of my career I have done many sets of photographs on specific themes that have been exhibited in various European countries.