Winfried Wisniewski was born in 1948 in Castrop Rauxel. Even as a child he was interested in the nature. As a young man he traveled to the south of France, Austria and Scandinavia to watch animals. At the age of 20, he began his quest to find plants, animals and landscapes to photograph.
The documentation was first about behaviors of the animals, or eco-logical relationships in the foreground of its photographic work so creative photography has been a large part of his process. Currently he is working with the photographic representation of movements and moods in nature and leaves to find new modes of expression.
Wisniewski has travelled as a photographer large parts of the world and, in particular, in Scandinavia, Alaska, Iceland, Australia, Namibia, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Kamchatka, Siberia, India, Florida, in the west of the USA, on the Galapagos Islands, South Africa, Patagonia and the Antarctic. His photos have been awarded several times.