I was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, home of Johnny Cash and Jack White, not to mention countless other famous musicians in Music City, USA. After several careers in the business world, I became a singer for a cover band, Mel and the Party Hats. Somehow I was able to overcome zero previous experience and enjoy a nice career.

I have been photographing professionally since 2006. One of my projects is a regular column featuring new artists in Nashville Arts Magazine. My personal projects are especially dear to me, especially this and my mandala series, both of which are meant to show and increase the connection between all of us.

When not on assignment or  working on these projects, I am out on the street in Berlin, especially Rosenthalerplatz, photographing people. It's my greatest joy to meet new people. The seemingly random connections feel like small miracles to me.

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