Photographer best known for his urban and wildlife photography. He is known for his association with National Geographic and is also a guest lecturer and speaker where he shares his skills and experience from traveling and photographing the world. He shares additional photo content through his Instagram for his over 360,000 followers.
He studied at the University of Marburg but took breaks to travel to Scandinavia and North America working odd jobs. He then studied photography in Germany under Otto Steinert at the Folkwangschule University. He then co-founded VISUM photo agency. In the early 1990's, he signed a contract with National Geographic.
He is also known for his published books including The Long Shadow of Chernobyl, a large format book covering photographs of the 20 years of aftermath of the world's worst nuclear disaster published by Edition Lammerhuber.
He was born and raised in Alsfeld, Germany.