Erwin was born in 1983 in Graz, Austria. After going through the regular school he graduated from a natural science high school.
Despite going to university Erwin left Austria 2003 to study a dance called “Eurythmy” for 4 years on a private collage in Switzerland. The anthroposophical worldview in which the dance is based impressed Erwin so much that he studied it as well.
After completing a 5th year of study and having the final exam in Vienna Erwin didn’t feel himself settled enough to work as an eurythmist. So he changed to work as a baker from 2010 on. During that time he made the apprenticeship certification exam in bakery.
Erwin got to know his future husband Sergey Sovkov in 2015. Discovering the medium of photography during Sergey’s work with him Erwin started to study photography in 2018.
Since 2016 Sergey and Erwin are running their art studio “Blaue Tauben”.