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1962 happy childhood in bochum-wattenscheid
1982–1987 part-time jobs and travel across all continents
1987–1989 evening school (a-level)  in bochum
1989–1992 photography degree at university of essen (prediploma)
1992–1994 continuation of degree at the fh muthesius in kiel
1994–1997 hamburg: workshops and assistant roles for wolfgang wilde, walter scheels and hans starck
1997–2019 living and working from hamburg
2020 bochum (palma/ib)

portraits and features for magazines  such as stern, spiegel, bam´s, taz, geo, 11 freunde, zeit, the guardian, national geographic, journal du dimanche ….


2011 freelens group „one day in germany“ goethe institut/kabul

2012 participation „taylor wessing portrait prize“ national portrait gallery/london

2012 „gold, you  can do more…“ british consulat/berlin

2017 personal documentary  „punk im alter_die kassierer“ unerhört filmfest /hamburg

2018 photobook „superreal punk“

2018 „superreal punk“ ping pong gallery/bochum

2019 „superreal punk“ photobastei/ zürich

2019 „superreal punk“ pixelprojekt/gelsenkirchen

2023 freelens group „“ mahlzeit deutschland “ landesmuseum koblenz

2023 „BOwie 83“ ping pong gallery /bochum