13.11.1965 Born in Münster in Westfalen
1986 to 1987 Studio 80, Advertising Agency / Osnabrück
1987 to 1993 University of Applied Sciences / Dortmund
Visual Communications / Photo- and Film Design
since 1993 akg-images / Picture Agency / Berlin
since 2006 Head of Picture Research Department for creative and editorial projects
May 2007 UVK Publishing Company / Konstanz
Author of the specialist book „Bildrecherche“ (Picture Research) together with co-writer Françoise Kuntz
First there was a inherited camera.
Soon after making my first experiences with the hard reality of photojournalism during my studies, i turned the focus on the already existing images to work with this amazing ressource.
So i started collecting and selecting lots of material. This leads inevitably to my profession in a renowned international picture agency (akg-images).
Working with more than 10 Million images day by day. I am sure you know what that means! I had no other choice...
My main topics are still the ubiquitous human ability to create and destroy, and the other way round. For me, collages are the perfect technique to reflect these human characteristics.