I was born in Munich. After passing my final secondary school examinations and apprenticeship, I worked as an assistant to several photographers. Since 1987 I am a freelance photographer. The first  years I was working in photojournalism. Important years that sharpened my eye for anything extraordinary in everyday life; its cracks and hardly perceptible misalignments. In the course of this fine adjustment, people moved more and more into my focal point. And so from 1993 to 1999, I studied psychology in order to understand the species better – and to become more aware of the social procedures in “taking pictures”. In 1999 I received the Prinz Luitpold Award for my project, ‘Scotty, Madonna and the others’. Further projects and exhibitions followed. At the same time, I was taking assignements all over the world. In 2010 I had my first major solo exhibition “Whitebox ” in the Orangerie in Munich. Nowadays my focus has moved more to the social impact of photos and the reproduction of stereotypes being caused through the ubiquity of pictures. This took me on my sabbatical year in 2012-13. I travelled through Africa and started my research project “TAA - think about Africa” – and the series “Billabongs”.


2014 // Photobastei / Zürich „Billabongs“ // New Gallery / Augsburg „Der Greif – the exhibition“ // 2012 // Photo Scene at Quelle Building / Nuremberg "Waldrand" – catalog // 2010 // Orangerie / Munich "Whitebox " // 2000 // Kunsthalle / Vienna "Kunst hautnah" – "Scotty, Madonna and the others“ – catalog // 1999 // Prinz-Luitpold-Award for the project „Scotty,Madonna and the others“ - artist book – limited edition // Gallery Marzeé/Nijmegen "Scotty, Madonna and the others" – catalog // 1998 // Gallery Biró / München "Scotty, Madonna and the others“ // 1997 // The Photogallery - Klenzestraße/Munich „Fridays I need flowers“ //