Born 1953 in Bonn, Germany. Studied and graduated in Cologne with a BA in Media and Imaging Technology (Photo Engineer).
Through his professional career, starting with Polaroid Corporation, he developed a deep sense for the importance and influence of photography in visual communication.
After living in Germany, with stations in the Netherlands and France, he settled down in Japan as his second home in 1991 and is living among the people of Tokyo’s Kagurazaka permanently since 2000.
1953年ドイツ・ボンに生まれる。ケルン工科大学を卒業、写真工学専攻。 ポラロイド社に入社し、ヴィジュアルコミュニケーションとしての写真の重要性と影響力への感覚を磨く。ドイツ、オランダ、フランスで暮らした後、第二の故郷として1991年、日本に移り住む。2000年より永住権を取得し、東京・神楽坂の人々と交流を育む。

2019, First photo book “Kagurazaka Mignardises” 『神楽坂、その優美』

Selected Exhibitions
2016, “wabi sabi” photography at the Staatspark Fürstenlager Bensheim, Germany.
2016 – 2017, “Kagurazaka” solo exhibitions in Tokyo’s Kagurazaka district.
2018 – 2020, “Tokyo Curiosity – Shibuya” in Tokyo, Paris, Berlin and again in Tokyo. Group exhibition by Tokyo-GA
2019, “Tokyo & Berlin – Zwei Metropolen – „Tausend Dörfer, group exhibition at the Japan German Center Berlin, Germany
2020, “wabi sabi” at Bunkamura Museum Gallery Tokyo, group exhibition
2020, “Tokyo Curiosity 2020 – Shibuya”, at Bunkamura Museum, Tokyo, Tokyo-GA group exhibition.
2021, “Kagurazaka” monochrome prints at MYD Gallery Tokyo together with Herbie Yamaguchi January 22nd – March 27th

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