Based in the Ruhr Area in Germany, I am working as a teacher at a primary school. In my free time I love to draw or to take pictures with my Leica. I have an enormous passion for fine arts since I was little. In my presented series I want to show the beauty of the often underestimated region, I am living in. The Ruhr Area has a huge industrial tradition. I edit all my pictures in black and white, because I'd like to reduce my objects to their essentials. Furthermore I have the opportunity to focus on contrasts, shapes, textures by working like this.