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Born in Essen in 1965 . From 1984 to 1990 studied art history, literature, theatre, film and television at Ruhr University in Bochum. From 1991 to 2000 he studied communication design with a focus on photography and AV at Folkwang University in Essen.
Has been working as a freelance photographer since 1987. Solo and group exhibitions at venues including the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Kunstverein Greven, Fabrik Kampnagel HH and Fototage Herten.
Since 2001 he has done his own video work and freelance camera work (including "schlittenschenken", which won the Arte Award for the best German documentary at the Filmwoche Duisburg festival in 2002). He has participated in exhibitions including Ehrenhof Düsseldorf, Küppersmühle Duisburg and Traumzeitfestival Duisburg.
Since the end of the 1980s he has freelanced for the Short Film Festival as a projectionist and since 2004 has also been in charge of the Short Film Archive.