Born in 1959. Studied Anthropology and Sociology in Freiburg (Germany) and Montreal (Kanada). Started to become a professional photographer in 1984 after he had completed a 1 1/2 years journey across the Arctic where he documented the life of the Inuit people. Travel photography became one of his main topics and in the meantime he has completed more than 100 illustrated books on various countries around the world. He also publishes his own books, calendars and postcards of his hometown Freiburg and the nearby Black Forest. Married, Four children.