Michael Wolf was born in Munich in 1954. From 1955 until 1973 he lived in the USA but quit his studies at the University of California in Berkeley to study photography at the Folkwangschule Essen with Otto Steinert. He then worked as a freelance photographer for various magazines and companies. In 1995 he moved to Hong Kong as contract photographer for Asia. At present he is working on long-term projects of his own.