Born in 1937 in Burg near Magdeburg, Germany
1957 Apprentice Exam Photography in Bielefeld. 1960 Masters Exam Photography in Cologne. 1958-1960 Studies at the Staatlichen Höheren Fachschule of Photography in Cologne (engineering degree). 1982 postgraduate (engineering postgraduate degree).
1960-1972 Photography teacher at the Werkkunstschule Bielefeld.
1972-2002 Photography professor at the Fachhochschule Bielefeld,
Teaching Fields: Artistic foundation of photography, photographic, and generative image systems.
1993-1997 Assistant Rector of Research and Development Tasks at the Fachhochschule Bielefeld.
1999-2002 Visiting Professor Photography, RMIT-University Melbourne, Dept. Art, Design and Communication.
2011 PhD at the University of Bielefeld, Faculty for Linguistics and Literature, Department of Art and Music, Prof. Klaus-Ove Kahrman.