Tobias Kruse was born in 1979 in Mecklenburg, Northeast Germany, where he also spent his youth. In 2000 he moved to Berlin and worked as a graphic designer for a couple of years. He studied photography at »Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie« with Prof. Ute Mahler from 2005 till 2007 and attended the Masterclass of Prof. Arno Fischer from 2008 till 2009. He became a member of agency Ostkreuz in march 2011. When not out taking pictures Tobias Kruse spends most of his time with his little children.