Tobias Kruse was born in Waren an der Müritz in 1979 and grew up in Schwerin. He studied with Prof. Ute Mahler at the Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie in Berlin and attended Prof. Arno Fischer's master class there. Kruse has been a member of the Ostkreuz agency since 2011 and works internationally. Kruse’s images have been published in books by Hatje Cantz, Hartmann Books, Kerber, spectorbooks and Steidl. Kruse lives and works in Berlin.