Place and date of birth: Monheim, Deutschland, March 18th, 1958.
University of Bielefeld, Photo Design, 1986
Graduation thesis: Youths' Free Time and Night Life in Italy.
Languages: English and Italian fluent
Member of DGPH Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Photographie and DFA Deutsche Fotografische Akademie.
1986 Moved to Florence, Italy.
1987 -1994 Manager of "Print Service" a professional black/white printing and developing laboratory.
1994–present Free-lance Photographer
.Offers workshops in photography of reportage, portrait, black and white printing and fotomontage.
.Attends regular annual lectures at University Dortmund, Germany - Dept. of Fine Arts.
.Lorenzo De Medici Consortium for U.S. programs in Florence.
.SACI – Studi Arts Center International Florence
Courses through Studio Marangoni in Florence:
.Sarah Lawrence College in Florence
.New York University
.School of Visual Arts in Florence
Since 2008 - Work at the Public Health Center in Lucca, Italy in Photo Therapy with Dr. Carmine Parrella.
1991 – 2010 Traveled in Egypt, Mexico, Venezuela, Cuba, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Zimbabwe, New York, India, Morocco, London and Istanbul doing reportage black and white and color digital.