Born in Cologne, Germany in 1959, I was thought scetching and basic composition by my father, who was a highly talented artist, but was not able to live a live of an artist.
I learned advanced artistic technics by my former art teacher Wolfgang Göddertz, who was a sculptor and artist, museum director in Stommeln/Germany.
When I started with photographies I found myself in total awareness of the potential for my artistic expression. I was educated by two engineers of photography and started to work as photographer in the music scene of Cologne in 1979. I experimented and worked with all kind of formats of analog photography, Lochkamera, 35mm, 6x6, 6x9, 14" and invented an portable laboratory to develop analog negatives backstage. Even I worked a lot, I was not able to live from photography and I chose another professional education and way to get myself financed. But I never left photography.
There are a lot of artists who influenced my artistic conception, of course such big names as Van Gogh, Klimt, Picasso, Dali, but most of all I got most impressed by unknown cave artists around the world, Albrecht Duerer, Goya, Joseph Beuys and such great photographers like Anselm Adams, Man Ray, August Sander with his sociology and photographic studies, Klaus Staeck with his political statements from Heidelberg/Germany and Jürgen Klauke, from Cologne/Germany.
In December 2017, Annette Schreiber, a fantastic photographer and friend pushed me, to publish my photographs and I was surprised about the feed back of the public. I decided to start a career as an artist. Since 2018 my artworks got presented by several galleries and agencies and I started to sell my art world wide. I am overwhelmed about this results, which I have never expected before and I am glad to present my artworks here for your pleasure and collection.