Ralf was born in 1967 in Hamburg, Germany. He studied architectuce and worked several years as a head of construction. Lured by the challenge of visual arts and journalism, Ralf started with photography and reporting about his travel experience. In 2003 he became a full-time freelance photographer and journalist, specialised in sports, documentary, travel, event. In 2012 he joined the multimedia FREELENS workshop in Hamburg and started with visual storytelling. His innovative photos, videos and written stories were published by international media houses and magazines. Ralf’s work has appeared in such publications as Stern, Neue Zuercher Zeitung NZZ Online, taz.de, Guardian, Daily Express, Press Association, Bild.de, Cordon Press, Viajar, Smithsonian Digital, Corbis Services Ltd., Kurier.at, Belga News Agency, L`Endavant, Bieler Tagblatt, All Over Press Norway, FÜR SIE, Dresdner Morgenpost, Today.it, Cambridge University Press, Europske Noviny, Bergsteiger Magazin, Agenzia Fotogiornalistica Contrasto, Daily Mail, Die Rheinpfalz, Badisches Tagblatt. Shortlisted for PR-Bild Award 2015 in the category tourism, sports, travel. Awarded for Slideshare Wanderlust photo contest 2016 – winner and commended. Fellow oft he German photo agency Imagetrust and working on assignment for Evangelischer Pressedienst (EPD). In 2016 non-profit documentary of the NGO German Doctors in the Philippines. Ralf is living in Hamburg, Germany.
Cockfighting in Puerto Galera, Mindoro, Philippines.
Inside Manila: Short Cuts & Photography.
Interview with Shayne McClure from Far & Wild about Seakayaking in Ballintoy Harbour, Northern Ireland.
Ulster Grand Prix 2017: The world´s fastest road race in Northern Ireland. Audio Slideshow.
Interview (GER) with the NGO Oxfam about the G20 Meeting in Hamburg, Germany.
MTB Downhill, Thuringian Forest, Germany.
Documentary with Interview (German) about Mountainbiking in the Thuringian Forest, Germany.
The worlds biggest Tourism Fair 2017 in Berlin, Germany.
MTB, Lállenger Bierg, Luxembourg.
Mountainbiking Challenge in Luxembourg, 07.10.2016.
Audio-Slideshow: Wacken in Germany is one of the most important Heavy Metal Festivals in the world with more than 70.000 visitors.
Mountainbiking in Northern Ireland.
Punk singer Jello Biafra (Ex Dead Kennedys) performes live in the club Knust in Hamburg, Germany: "Nazi Trumps Fuck Off!".
Top Act Nattali Rize (Australia) performes at the Reggae Jam Festival in Bersenbrück, Germany.
Hikers in the Twin Lakes National Park, Negros, Philippines.
Fishermen with their raft passing the river in Roxas, Panay, Philippines.
Greece, Chalkidiki, Mount Athos, Safni, 10.10.2014, Orthodox monks on pilgrimage at the holy Mount Athos.
NDL, Europe, Holland, Rotterdam, 28.07.2012, Summer Carnival in the streets of Rotterdam - indigenous girl from Suriname.
Germany, Hamburg, 04.05.2012, Angela Merkel (CDU) speaks on seniors day at the Hamburg Fair (CCH).
Germany, Hamburg, 05.11.2011, DEL Ice hockey match between Hamburg Freezers and Krefeld Penguins in the O2 Arena.
Folk Rock Band The Mighty Oaks from Berlin at the Summertale´s Festival near Lüneburg in Germany.
Fifa World Cup 2014 in Brazil, Salvador da Bahia, Arena Fonte Nova, Germany vs. Portugal, German National Team Coach Jogi Löw watches the match.
Germany, Hamburg, 26.08.2014, Training unit of first Bundesliga soccer club Hamburger SV (HSV) at the Imtech Arena.
Rush Hour on Roxas Boulevard in Ermita, Manila, Philippines.
Young woman surfing at Jericoacoara, Ceará, Brazil.
Brazil, Salvador da Bahia, 20.06.2014, Fifa World Cup 2014, France vs. Switzerland, Military Police in the Arena Fonte Nova before the match.
Marijuana smoker wearing a gas mask in Groningen, Holland.
Street scene in the town of Malaybalay, Bukidnon, Mindanao, Philippines.
An infant at the NGO German Doctors Hospital in Valencia, Mindanao, Philippines.
Surfer at Cloud 9 Resort, Siargao Island, Philippines.
Beach scene in Barra Grande, Bahia, Brazil.
Temple dancers at the Hindu Erawan Shrine, Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok, Thailand.
Street performer, Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok, Thailand.
A table dancer in a nightclub in Sunny Beach, Bulgaria.
A Baiana woman poses for tourists at Lago do Pelourinho in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil.
Ice climbing in heavy rain on the Folgefonna Glacier, Norway
Juan Mónaco displays his trophy after beating Tommy Haas to win the Bet-At-Home 2012 ATP World Tennis Tour championship in Hamburg, Germany
Fans of the club FC St. Pauli celebrate after their team won the match against SC Paderborn (5:0) in Hamburg, Germany. Bundesliga Season 2011/2012
The team of the "New York Barbershop" in the Hotel New York, Rotterdam, Netherlands awarded the title "Best Barbershop International of the Year 2013".
Brazil, Pará, Ilha Algodoal, 14.01.2012, Surfer is ripping the waves in the Amazon Delta.