Born in Stuttgart, Germany, Juergen Pollak studied at Hochschule der Künste in Berlin. In Berlin and later in Vienna he co-produced various international feature films. In setting up his photographic studio in Vienna he turned his attention to photography. He co-founded the first German-language Internet TV channel, webfreetv.com AG, based in Vienna and Berlin. He was on the managing board until he moved to New York in August 2001. Since returning in 2002 Juergen Pollak has been living and working in Stuttgart as a photographer.