Born in Germany in 1957 I came to photography at an early age and what used to be a hobby has – over the years – turned into a serious occupation which by now absorbs an important share of my time.
I moved to Chile in 1997 where I work at the Very Large Telescope Observatory on Cerro Paranal in the Atacama Desert.
I have always been fascinated by nature, especially pristine and unknown landscapes along with their flora and fauna. Besides Antarctica and Patagonia a focal point of my photographic work is the Atacama desert.
In 2010 I was nominated “ESO Photo Ambassador”.
A selection of my photos can be found at www.atacamaphoto.com
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