He was born in 1987 in Bochum, where he also went to kindergarten, children's choir and school. During his studies at the Fachhochschule Bielefeld he saw many countries, assisted various photographers and was four years an editor for the photography blog "Raum 21". Until summer 2015 he also belonged to the artist collective "Artists Unlimited" in Bielefeld. Since three years he is following the task to photograph the Internet. His search for the epicenter of the network has led him already to East Friesland, Egypt and finally to Frankfurt.
Heinrich Holtgreve lives and works in Hamburg.