Born in Düsseldorf in 1955, he begins his career of photography in a studio of still life. « In a sense, even the photos that I create today are always « living», the only difference is that I no longer arrange the objects on a table but I assemble photographs in order to create a new image». 1968 : the opening of 2001 Space Odyssey of Stanley Kubrick, a visual shock for the young photographer, the aesthetic of the film has not ceased to this day to influence his work.
After having created the special effects for the films of Roland Emmerich, he finally decides to return to the practice of photography. He opens his own studio in 1983 and since works for publicity agencies. He counts among his clients names like Mercedes Benz, Volkswagen, and BMW.