Rainer studied photography/film and art history in Dortmund, San Francisco,
Bielefeld and Osnabrück. In the mid-late 80s he started his studio in Frankfurt, shooting editorial and advertising-campaigns for major clients in Germany.
Some years ago he gave up his studio and moved to the countryside near Frankfurt. Shooting location photography whereas assignments took him more & more all over the world.
Due to his affinity/addiction to film a lot of his pictures look like a stillshot/frame taken out of a movie. To allow for flexibility, Rainer prefers to work in small crews. Not unlike a photojournalist but with the execution & attention to detail of an epic feature.
His commercial assignments for clients include: Lexus, Infinity, German Railways, Renault, Fiat, Harley Davidson, Ford, Honda, General Motors, Opel, Hyundai, BTM, Toyota, Philipp Morris, Bosch, BHF Bank, BayWa, Volksbank, Finmeccanica, Allianz, Daimler, Mercedes... Team One, Y&R, TBWA, McCann-Erickson, Heye, BBDO, Carmichael Lynch, Leo Burnett, RPM-Radar, Publicis, JWT, TeamDetroit, Saatchi... are some of the leading advertising agencies in the world he is taking assignmets.
He is represented outside of Germany in Los Angeles, Istanbul,Turin and Singapore.
Awards: AOP, BFF, NYfestival, ADC, Communication Arts, Polaroid Fine Art, 200 Best Advertising photographers Lürzer’s Archive 04/05, 06/07, 08/09, 10/11, 12/13
Memberships: Chelsea Arts Club London; AOP London; BFF Stuttgart
Rainer was lecturing on photography and hold workshops at the art departments of the universities of FH Dortmund, FH Bielefeld, FH Wiesbaden and UDK Berlin