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.
Smoke rises from a slash-and-burn site in the Amazon Rainforest in Pará State, Brazil
Firedancers on White Beach, Boracay, Philippines.
A singer and band performs at a nightclub in Manila, Philippines.
A man reads a notice posted in the Mea Shearim district, an Ultra Orthodox Jewish neighborhood in Jerusalem.
Bar Mitzvah service, a Jewish religious tradition, in the old city of Jerusalem.
On Roxas Boulevard in Manila, Philippines, homeless people live on the street next to vendors.
Desperate Grandmother with a sick child seeks help at the Hospital of the German Doctors in Valencia, Mindanao, Philippines. The NGO offers free medical treatment for poor hill tribe people.
Israeli woman enjoy a cold shower in a waterfall in the desert by the Dead Sea, Israel.
Blues Rocker Walter Trout and his band perform live at the club Fabrik in Hamburg, Germany.
Wacken Open Air Festival 2015 near Hamburg in Germany. Attracting 70,000 vistors from all over the world, it is one of the most important Heavy Metal events in the world.
Surfing at Ilha do Algodoal in Pará State in the Amazon Delta, Brazil.
A nurse examines a child at the German Doctors Hospital in Cebu City, Philippines. The NGO German Doctors offers free medical treatment to the city's slum dwellers.
A Filipina volunteer nurse works with the NGO German Doctors to provide free medical treatment in a village of trash collectors near Cebu City in the Philippines.
Children in a Shanty Town in Cebu City, Philippines. The NGO German Doctors offers free medical treatment to the people here.
Young girl plays with a plastic toy gun in a village near Cebu City, Philippines.
In front of the Bacolod Pension in Negros, Philippines, a wild bunch of cyclo drivers is living in their vehicles. They call themselves "Kawayan Boys" and are living like a family in their gang. Some are back from jail, some are smoking shabu and all are tattooed.
Homeless street child on Adriatico Street, Ermita District, Manila, Philippines.
A man pedals a three-wheeled cyclo in the Ermita District of Manila, Philippines.
A young Filipina girl in the slums of Cebu City, Phlippinies where the NGO German Doctors offers free medical treatment.
Chinese cemetery in Cebu City, Philippines
Men carry bags of trash along the shoreline of Manila Bay, Philippines
Skyline of the Ermita District Manila, Philippines.
Traffic on Mabini Street in the Ermita District, Manila, Philippines.
A wild bunch of Tricycle Drivers is living in their vehicels in front of the Bacolod Pension in Bacolod, Negros, Philippines. Some are just back from Jail, some are smoking shabu and all are tattooed. They call themselves KAWAYAN BOYS and live in their gang like a family.
Young women working in a GoGo Bar, Puerto Galera, Philippines.
Scenic Road Trip to the Twin Lakes National Park, Negros, Philippines
View on Twin Lakes National Park, Southern Negros, Philippines.
PHILIPPINES, SIARGAO ISLAND, 19.02.2016: Surfer at Spot Cloud 9.
Famous band Olodum played once with Michael Jackson in the Pelourinho of Salvador da Bahia, Brazil.
Aida cruise ship in the port of Hamburg, Germany.
Lead singer of Uriah Heep band, Bernie Shaw, performs at the club Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany.
Snorkeling at Apo Island in the Philippines.
Motor scooter on road on Siquijor Island, Philippines.
FC St. Pauli vs. Borussia Mönchengladbach, DFB Pokal 2015,Hamburg, Germany. Fans of Gladbach before the match.
Singer Dirk Jora of the German Punk Band Slime performs at the club Fabrik in Hamburg, Germany.
Female students stroll along a street in Surigao, Mindanao, Philippines.
Watchtower at Cloud 9 surf resort, Siargao Island, Philippines.
Paddling a Banca Boat at sunset, Siquijor Island, Philippines.
Girl snorkeling at Siquijor Island in the Philippines.
Salty crust of the Dead Sea on the Israel-Jordan border. Due to climate change the Dead Sea is shrinking every year.