Nico Dharmajungen was born in 1948 in Jakarta Indonesia, but lived in West Germany since 1967. He learn the art of photography from Peter Busch 1969-1970 and studied at the Hamburger Foto Schule 1970-1971. From 1971-1977 He continued his education in Fine Arts and Visual Communication at the Grafik Schule Rolf Laute and Hochschule fur bildende Kunste in Hamburg. From 1976-1980 He became assistant to the Photographer Alan Ginsburg. His career as a freelance photographer started in 1981. His works about scrap iron had been exhibited at Olympus gallery in Hamburg, entitled "Heaven and Earth" in 1989. In the same year, those works obtained a special prize in photography appreciation sponsored by steel industry information center in Dusseldorf, Germany. Returning to Indonesia in 1992 he opened the ‘Day & Nite’ photo studio and in 1995 established ‘Nico’s Photography’.