Born Gesine Petter and brought up in Sweden.
Photographic career began after training at Hamburger Fotoschule, followed by work as a photographic assistant in Hamburg. She spent two years in Paris as assistant to Frank Horvat, photographer of fashion and personalities.
As a freelance photographer:
► Gesine started people-photography in Zürich
► She moved back to Hamburg to establish her own studio for fashion- and personality-photography
► She portrayed bands and musicians in the international pop scene from Abba to Led Zeppelin for a wide range of media and recording companies, including Melody Maker (UK), Stern (Germany) and Andy Warhol’s Interview.
► Fired by her passion for travel and interest in other cultures, Gesine began to write down her impressions, rather than just photographing them. For the past 20 years, she has been travelling the world, producing travel features and reports in words and pictures