Uwe Weber was born in Rheydt, Germany, in 1960. He began working as a freelancer for music magazines in the 1980s, and in the early 1990s portrayed a number of grunge-era bands and musicians, such as Courtney Love. Later in the decade, Weber began working as a digital media designer for a British publishing company, which subsequently moved to Düsseldorf in Germany, where he continued to worked as picture editor and media designer. Since 2001, he has worked freelance. His photos have appeared in numerous publications worldwide, including Der Spiegel, Stern, Max, The Sunday Times, Merian, Rheinische Post, Neue Frankfurter Presse and many more.