Born 1974 in Bonn, Germany Dominik started early attending classes in painting and drawing. He learned photographic techniques and darkroom work as a photographer during his military services in Cologne, Germany.

In 1995 he started studying "visual communication" by Prof. Floris Neusüss and Prof. Nikolaus Ott/Bernard Stein at Kunsthochschule Kassel, Germany. Different personal series of photographs took him to Alaska, Canada, Cuba, Ecuador, India and Nepal.

In 1998 he got a scholarship for one year at the Emily Carr Institut of Art and Design in Vancouver, Canada.

He graduated "summa cum laude" in 2001 with the black and white fineart work "iceland oratorium". For this series he won the BFF Prize, the work was exhibited in Berlin and Stuttgart and published in cataloques and magazines, including stern and profifoto.

Starting to work in 2002 as a freelance photographer for agencies, companies, theaters and magazines he also took part in numerous book publications.

He lives in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, in the vicinity of Bonn and Cologne with his wife Susanne and their three children.