|1897||born in Esslingen/ Baden-Württemberg|
|Chemigraph studies, "service" in WWI and studies of typography at the School of Applied Arts in Stuttgart|
|1922||Began his self-taught photographic career at the State Office for Monument Maintenance in Stuttgart|
Opened his own atelier. Established himself through his Bauhaus inspired furniture, porcelain and glass photographs as a widely sought-after object photographer.
|1937||Photographed for the Federation, even continuing his work through WWII.|
With a contract from Bauknecht, he began his post-war career giving him the opportunity to document German design and history in the 50’s and 60’s.