Born in 1968, apprenticeship as photographer, photodesign studies at the FH Dortmund and the College of Arts in Falmouth (Cornwall, GB).
2001 member of BFF - Bund freischaffender Fotodesigner.
2002 atelier in Stuttgart.
1996-2008 member of Bilderberg.
2008 member of the agency laif.
2010 member of the Deutsche Fotografische Akademie.
2009 World Press Photo Award for the photograph "Mountain of Hell".
2003 Photo Book Prize for the book "Ghost Towns of the American West".
2001 BFF Nachwuchsförderpreis, Award of the German Association of Freelance Photo Designers. Art Directors Club Germany, Young Talent Award, Special Prize for Photography.
1998 Award at the Reinhold Wolf Prize Germany.
1997 Observer Hodge Award London, 2nd prize.
1996 Kodak Young Talent Prize Germany. Award at the Reinhold Wolf Prize Germany.
1995 German Photo Prize, Award for "German Bedrooms".