Already at an early age I was gripped by a fascination for photography. I bought my first camera with 16, second-hand Canon AE-1. At the age of 18 I started to work in the photo studio and arranged my own small studio incl. a darkroom in my small 1-room apartment in Cologne. Since that time I focused especially on portrait black & white photography. I did a lot of experiments with double exposures and in the darkroom. From the very beginning, I was interested to explore the different facets of the humans and their interaction with the environment and with subjects.
Despite a different main field of professional activity, I followed by dream and realized a number of exciting photographic projects over the years. Each photo is a unique story whereas I want to capture emotions and record memories of the special moments from different perspectives. Life between the cultures is the main inspiration of my photographic projects.
Creative challenges in creating an image, authenticity of the photo, symbiosis between the human being or a mannequin and its environment, space are the core of my work.
Exhibitions and Shows: 08/2004 Fahrenheit“, Galerie ¼, Cologne •
04/2005 Greetings from Moscow, Dinner Club Cologne • 10/2005 Windows“, Bar Cubismo, Cologne • 01/2006 The face of music“, Music Conservatory, Cologne • 09/2007 Black & White“, Steinbock Wintergarten, Tägerwilen, Switzerland • 06/2008 the Worlds“, Gallery G. Ustinova, Moscow • 08/2010 der Lake“, Gallery Tamara, Moscow • 12/2013 Private Art Düsseldorf, collective exibition • 09/2014 International Art Fair Rotterdam • 10/2014 the Odyssey”, Jens Lührs Constance • Since 2014 Member of the Rainforest Art Foundation