Born in Worms on the Rhine. At the age of 15 he started a vocational education
as a shop window dresser, afterwards he studied graphic design and film.
But mainly he was influenced by his jobs as a swing boat brakeman, tobacco- and
spirit dealer and assembly line worker. A belly-dance course taken as part
of his football training gave further direction to his life. Finally, the only thing he
was ever really interested in was girls wearing black underwear.