Graphic designer, photographer

I was born shortly after the end of the Nazi-regime in Germany. I grew up in the Saarland, which was then under French rule before it re-integrated Western Germany in 1957.

Then, in short:
1966 - 1970 : I studied visual arts at the Academy of Arts in Düsseldorf during the explosive 1968 atmosphere, at the LIDL-academy (I was one of the little activists) and the Joseph Beuys hat. I become more and more politically committed. Red. Communist. The extremist Baader-Meinhof band made Western Germany hysterical. Berufsverbote (Prohibited to work)... The French left (except for the Trotskyists and the Maoists) believes in a kind of new Popular Front that I am heavily interested in... So in 1976 I moved to Paris. The very politically based design collective Grapus welcomes me and from 1980 I took part in its management. 1990 Grapus definitively came to an end.  

Since then I have been shaking things up with my colleagues at the Nous Travaillons Ensemble (We Work Together) studio and the multidisciplinary La Forge association. Between 1993 and 2014 I taught visual communication at the School of Fine Arts, the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee.

Photography has always been another blade to my Saarland knife. And in parallel to Grapus, between 1985 and 2015, along with friends I animated the bar Floréal-photographie , bringing to a successful conclusion multidisciplinary projects of social and cultural interest. 

This small website is at the same time an overview of " photographically made things " since 1976 as well as an attempt to show such things today. It will fill out little by little.