1974 Born in Karlsruhe
1996 – 2002 Photography Studies at the FH Bielefeld
2002 Diploma with Professor Roman Bezjak
2004 – 2006 visiting student at Städel, Frankfurt am Main, with Prof. Wolfgang Tillmans
since 2010 member of the photo agency Ostkreuz
Lives and works in Berlin
2002 Kodak Junior Prize
2003 Documentary Photography Prize of the Wüstenrot Foundation
2003 10. World Press Joop Swart Masterclass, Amsterdam
2007 Working scholarship VG-Bildkunst
2008 Nominated for the KLM Paul Huf Award
2010 1. Price Vattenfall Photo Prize
2015 Visual Leader
2015 Working grant VG-Bildkunst
However, I have always been attracted by photographic approaches where genre is no longer clearly definable; mixed between staging and documentation, reality and fiction.
For me the attitude is more crucial than how something is done. And this attitude should be developed and clarified in a photographic work.
Basically I want to teach the students to develop a euphoria and love for photography while maintaining a realistic view of their own work and their professional future.