1984 - photographer's assistant in a commercial studio in Heilbronn, Germany

1984 to 1986 - photo school in Munich

1986 to 1997 - staff photographer BASF AG; at the chemical company's headquarter in Ludwigshafen/Rhein. The Ludwigshafen site alone employed more than 50,000 people. Work includes everything from documentation, portraits, events and products for PR, internal and external presentations and all sorts of publications, including the annual reports. Many trips to locations within Germany and to sites in Austria, Switzerland and the United States.

1997 move to Portland, OR (USA)

1997 to present - freelance photographer

2005 to present - software developer