Born and raised in Burgsteinfurt, Westphalia, I studied art and sociology at various universities in Germany. After graduating, I began as a freelance photographer and member of the photography agency VISUM in Hamburg.
Through corresponding commissions for agencies and magazines, the specialization on people in the workplace on behalf of companies developed. The Spiegel editorial office still calls when a special portrait is expected in NZ. However, business photography such as portraits of employees or topics for corporate publishing have been my main focus for years: employer branding photography with a focus on scientists in their natural habitat.
For more then 10 years I live in Nelson, New Zealand. Today, I am mainly responsible for corporate communication and realize my own photographic projects. Essayistic long-term projects, portraits and reports mainly revolve around personal social subjects.