I was born in southern Bavaria and spent most of my life in Munich. In fall 2006, my scientific career as a cell biologist brought me to Potsdam near Berlin. It was my move to Potsdam that triggered a more intensive involvement with this medium, since here I found friends in the local photo club who gave me a great creative environment to spend a huge part of my spare time for my creative talents. Together with ten of my friends I am organizing the "Photogallery Potsdam" (http://fotogalerie-potsdam.de), a successful gallery project to promote contemporary artistic photography. Since 2010 I presented my photographic projects in well-acclaimed exhibitions in Berlin, Potsdam, Frankfurt, Munich, Neubrandenburg, Milano and Gorzów Wielkopolski. Several photos won prizes or were shortlisted in national and international photo contests, first of all the Sony World Photography Award, where I won the travel category and the Germany National Award in 2017.