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.
Female tourist with mud pack on her face at the Dead Sea, Israel.
Warning sign on Jordan-Israel border.
Anis is an essential ingredient of the aperitif, Ouzo.
Smiling fisherman welcomes foreign tourists to Sibuyan Island, Philippines.
Women students protect their heads with umbrellas against the heat of the sun, Sibuyan Island, Philippines.
Filipino man with his arm raised in Cebu City. Here the locals are getting free medical treatment once a week by the NGO German Doctors and Filipino Volunteers.
November 9, 2011
Mayor Olaf Scholz (SPD) of Hamburg, Germany speaking about the crisis of cheap apartments in the city.
Historic photograph of Eastern Orthodox monks in a monastery at Mount Athos, Chalkidiki, Greece. Dated 1920-1940
Germany, Schleswig-Holstein, Sylt, Brandenburger Strand
Surfer in the North Sea.
Brazil, Salvador da Bahia
French National Soccer Team player Karim Benzema before the match, France vs Switzerland, FIFA World Cup, June 20, 2014.
Brazil, Salvador da Bahia
Portuguese National Soccer Team player Cristiano Ronaldo sings the Portuguese National Anthem before the match, Portugal vs Germany, FIFA World Cup, June 16, 2014.
Walking on the beach of Siquijor Island, Philippines.
Street performer in the evening at Sunny Beach, Bulgaria.
Punk rock singer-songwriter Patti Smith performs live at the Summertale´s Festival, Lüneburg, Germany.
Animation of a historic pub for dockyard workers at the Titanic Museum in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The ship was built in Belfast.
PHILIPPINES, SIQUIJOR ISLAND, 03.03.2016: Sun protection on a scooter.
Brazil, Bahia, Itacarè, 11.01.2013, Surfer riding a wave.
Young woman holding incense prays at the Hindu Erawan Shrine, Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok, Thailand.
Rotterdam, 28.07.2012, Man in a science fiction style costume at the Summer Carnival in Rotterdam, Netherlands
Brazilian girls walking on the beach of Barra Grande, Bahia, Brazil.
Windsurfer at Boracay Island, Philippines.
Kitesurfing at Boracay Island, Philippines.
Israeli Security in the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel.
Former German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher (1927 - 2016), attending funeral of environmentalist Loki Schmidt, Hamburg, Germany.
Native Indian boy sells handicraft art at the beach, Trancoso, Bahia, Brazil.
Freestyle surfing, Itacaré, Bahia, Brazil.
Two fans of the second Bundesliga club FC St. Pauli celebrate the 100th birthday of the club at Millerntor Stadion on May 29, 2010.
Chris Norman, former lead singer of the band 'Smokie', performs with the Chris Norman Band at the club Grosse Freiheit 36 in Hamburg, Germany on November 15, 2015.
Three Syrian refugees passing through the Greek island of Lesvos, on their way to Northern Europe.
Germany, Hamburg, 19.09.2010, Bundesliga Derby FC St. Pauli vs. HSV at the Millerntor Stadion, St. Pauli Fans are singing before the match: "Welcome to Hell"
Israel Border Police in the West Bank, May 9, 2015.
Germany, Hamburg, 06.05.2012, 2. Bundesliga Season 2011/2012 - FC St. Pauli vs. SC Paderborn. FC St. Pauli player Denis Naki after the last match (5:0), leaving the club with tears in his eyes.
Paddling into the break of famous surf spot Cloud 9 in the Philippines.
Diving the famous reef of Apo Island, Philippines.
Hilltribe people get free medical treatment in the hospital of the German Doctors in Valencia, Mindanao, Philippines.
Surfer is entering the famous spot called Cloud 9 on Siargao Island in the Philippines.
Fans celebrate the music and sports events during the Rock´n Roll Dublin Halfmarathon 2015 at the Finish in the Phönix Park, Ireland.
Female Metalhead surfs in the mud after 3 days of rain on the area during the Heavy Metal Festival "Wacken Open Air 2015" in Wacken, North Germany. Wacken O. A. is one of the biggest Heavy Metal events in the world with 70.000 fans from everywhere.
Friends in a shanty town in Cebu City, Philippines. Documentary for the NGO German Doctors.
Homeless children play with an umbrella, while their parents wait for a free consultation with doctors in Cebu City, Philippines. Homeless people live in the tombs at the Chinese cemetery and get free medical treatment once a week provided by the German Doctors and Filipino volunteers.