I was born in 1963 and raised in Lower Saxony, Germany and now live in Berchtesgaden. I started photography when I was young because my father was an amateur photographer and he passed on his enthusiasm to my two brothers and I.
At 17, I started to sport climb. Then I studied mechanical engineering in Konstanz before working for 12 years with the company Siemens in standard engineering. But photography was always more than just a hobby for me and it was only natural that I should combine my two hobbies, climbing and photography.
After I had meet Stefan Glowacz personally in 2000, I went on regular climbing expeditions in different countries of the earth. In 2003, I decided to go freelance as a photographer. Since then I’ve been self-employed with a focus on outdoor expeditions, landscape and reportage.