Richard Ostermeier was born 1966 in munich. After leaving school without graduation he did an apprenticeship as a craftsman, followed by second-chance education. He worked as a socialworker, salesman and craftsman.

1993 he started to study at London College of Printing and Distributive Trades in London followed by Farnham University, Surrey England.

From 1986 on he is working on his portfolio as a photographer.