1953: * in Speyer (D)

1975 - 1981:
UNIVERSITY OF MUSIC AND DRAMATIC ARTS, Graz (A)
major in saxophone

1989 SWF JAZZ PRIZE

1994 GERMAN RECORD CRITICS' AWARD for 'TRANE's TREE'

1998 GERMAN RECORD CRITICS' AWARD for 'FOR HER'

 

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In 1998 I was on an extensive concert tour as a saxophon player accompanied by Uli Lenz, the piano player, throughout South East Asia. During that trip I got so inspired by what I had seen and experienced there, especially in Vietnam, that I decided to focus more on photography in my work. 

From the very get go I was certain that I wanted to photograph people.

As a musician I traveled all over the world and it was fascinating to me, that all the people’s faces I had the chance to looke at seemed familiar. It’s impressive: we all seem to know each other... Nowadays I experience this wonderful phenomenon as a photographer even more intensively. I have a lot of respect and loving distance for the people I photograph despite my intended „lack of distance“ to my protagonists in the pictures.

 

 

 

since 1998: PHOTOGRAPHY