I was born in Bonn, Germany in 1966.
In 1996 I finished my studies at the University of Siegen. My studies were mainly in art and socioligy, politics and economics to become a teacher at highschool.
Since 1989 I have been living and working as a visual artist in Siegen.
Right from the beginning of my studies, my basic interest was in experimental and conceptual photography. I developed different pinhole series, photogram work and printings in alternative techniques, such as Cyanotype, Saltpaper and others. Forever my main interests were in finding strong visual language combined with layers of contents.
Kodak Germany awarded me the Young Professionals Prize upon which I decided on a life in arts and photography.
Living and working as a visual artist here allows me to travel around the world. When at home, I can work in a good environment with an inspiring atmosphere. It is the creative source of my many different curatorial projects.
In 2003/4, I worked as a visiting professor for Fine Art Photography at the University of Giessen. 2003 I received call for membership to the German Association for Photographie, DGPh.