1901 born in Cologne, Germany. 1915 first contact with photography. 1920–1921 education as photographer. At the "Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt" in Munich with Professor Spörl and Professor Lähnemann. 1926 starting to work as an achitectural photographer for the architects Lüttgen, Riphahn, Schumacher, and Reitz. Visually influenced by Eisenstein's film "Battle-cruiser Potemkin". Member of the "Vereinigung Kölner Fachphotographen". 1932 moved to Maastricht, Holland, to open a studio with his friend Karl Mergenaum. Worked as a photographer, mostly portraits, until 1971. Died in 1983.