Yussof (Jürgen) Knauss, born in Darmstadt in 1938, trained typesetter and graphic designer. Exhibitions in Munich, Hamburg, Berlin, Kitzbühel and Venice. From 1964 to 2014, Yussof Knauss worked as a layout artist, creative director, managing partner and finally as chairman for the Heye advertising agency. In 1994 he was named Man of the Year in the German advertising industry. In 1989, after the death of F. W. Heye, he and his wife Claudia took over Heye Verlag, who was also responsible. They ran the publishing house until they left in 2012 and merged to make it the largest calendar publisher in Germany. During this time, his passion for photography resulted in several books and calendars that have received multiple awards. Yussof Knauss takes photographs with a cautious view of the world that surrounds him. Be it on trips to the southern end of this world, to Patagonia; or at the southern end of his world, in Seeshaupt on Lake Starnberg. Yussof Knauss lives with his wife in Munich and on Lake Starnberg.