Claus Goedicke was born in Cologne in 1966 and studied with Bernd Becher at the Art Academy Düsseldorf between 1989 and 1994, winning a travel grant form the Art Academy of Düsseldorf the year he finished. In 1995 he attented the Meisterschüler (Master Student) class with Bernd Becher. Between 1999 and 2001 he completed his post graduate studies at the Kunsthochschule für Medien, Cologne. In 2001 Goedicke was awarded a catalogue grant from the Northrhine Westphalian Art Foundation, and in 2008 received the Berlin Senat studio grant. Goedicke lives and works in Berlin, his photography centers around the still life, to which he has found a surprisingly contemporary approach.