Christian Affonso Gavinha grew up in Munich, the son of a Brazilian dancer and a German businessman. Today he lives in New York, Jamaica and Munich, and has been working as a photographer since 1988.

His family background and cosmopolitan lifestyle have had an enormous influence on the way he sees people and places, and taught him to always be open to new inspirations. His special fascination lies extraordinary personalities and places, art, fashion and emotional moments, which is why he specializes in people- and fashion photography.