I was born in 1963 and grew up in Münster / Westphalia, Germany. As a landscape architect, having obtained a degree as a graduate engineer from the Berlin University of Technology as well as having completed an apprenticeship as a gardener specializing in tree nursery, I have worked with various planning offices.
From an early age photography has been my passion and my constant companion and from the day I got my first SLR – I was 14 years old and digital photography was still a long way off – I never stopped capturing the world around me through my camera, be it nature, architecture and urban life or the barely visible things, which only become noticeable on second glance. My favourite motive though remains the human face.
The frequent need to react at lightning speed creates for me a very intense feeling of being alive; and when I have managed to capture the moment as I saw it, I am very happy. Photography for me is a very conscious way of seizing life in all its variety.