Born May 3, 1972, in Berne/Switzerland, lives in Liebistorf, married, two children. Apprenticeship as a cabinet maker 1987 – 1991. Work with mentally disabled people and inchoate studies of social work 1992 – 1999. Editorial photography course at the media training center MAZ in Lucerne 1999/2000. Press photographer at the Berner Zeitung 2001 – 2007. Since then working as a freelance photographer with main focus on portraits and reports. 2018 Winner of the swissphotoaward in the category Reportage.