Curriculum Vitae

Before embracing photography I was involved in many different pursuits. After years of active participation in social organizations, the last years as a toolmaker, I found my access to photography whilst traveling. Studying photography at the Dortmund university of Applied Sciences and Arts in the class of Arno Fischer, I turned to the countries of the former Soviet Union as the focus of my work. For my graduate project, I spent totally ten month, up to the year 2002, photographing Karat. Sky over St. Petersburg. Published as a book, the series of photographs was shown in museums and galleries in Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy, Russia and the US. Supported by several promotion prizes I was able to complete further long time projects as a photobook such as Mingong. The Pursuit of Happiness about migrant workers in China. Under the current impression of the Corona pandemic I interrupted my international photo projects and turned to the film project Berlin. Everthing‘s-Changed Place in my hometown Berlin.

Abroad Photo Projects

Canada, China, Cuba, France, Georgia, Italy, Russia, Siberia, Ukraine, USA.
Long time photo projects in Russia, China and on the Balkans.