Born March 1965 in Leverkusen, Germany
Immigrated in 2001 to Nova Scotia, Canada
Professional Qualifications and Artistic Achievements
2015 – present
Memory Stones, photographs of Cuban street art and monuments.
Cuba. ‘A journey without agenda’. 4 weeks/one camera and one lens. A photo book from this is in publication (Blurb: December 2013)
participation in the group show “One, two, and maybe one or two more”: local photography by myself and two other photographers from away” with 10 portraits of family farmers from Tatamagouche in 2009
Production Grant from Arts Nova Scotia to complete the series of ‘The Vanishing Breed’ in 2010.
Presentation Grant from Arts Nova Scotia to present the work in 2011.
Participant in the workshop hosted by the Scotia Bank Contact Photo Festival and prestigious photo agency Magnum, Toronto in 2010
Photographic and text portraits of artisans at work in traditional trades, such as gold-leafing, flute-making, maple syrup production, NS fishery and family farming
Thailand: a photographic documentation of the Canadian youth delegation to the 3rd ‘Gross National Happiness Conference’ in Nong Khai and Bangkok, GPI Youth/Halifax, NS
Founded and still operating “Green Dragon Organic Farm and B&B” in Tatamagouche, NS, Canada
Photographic documentation of a touring multi-cultural theatre group‚ ’Instant Acts’ by Interkunst e.V. Berlin, Germany
a photographic diary of a journey
USA, Arizona/ Germany, NRW und Brandenburg:
a photographic documentary of the social impacts of surface mining in Garzweiler and Cottbus/Germany and Northern Arizona /USA (Navajo reservation). This documentary was conducted in cooperation with ‘INFOE Cologne’ (Institute for Ecology and Applied Anthropology) funded by ‘Ökofond NRW’ (Ecofund Foundation)
1991 – 2000
Worked as a freelance photographer for several large German companies in the fields of architecture, industry, and culture
Studied photography at the College for Photography, Fashion and Design ‘Lette-Verein’ in Berlin/Germany
Graduated with a diploma in photography as well as a ‘Gesellenbrief der Handwerkskammer Berlin’ (a national certificate of apprenticeship issued by the Chamber of Crafts for the successful accomplishment of their professional qualification)
‘Civilian Service’ in Cologne, Order of St. John