Katharina John was born in Hamburg in 1971.
After her Abitur , she was involved in various German theatres as a stage designer. These included: Kampnagel Hamburg, Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg, Kammerspiele Hamburg, TAT Frankfurt, Hebbel Theater Berlin.
Inspired by her many trips, she started to take photos and worked as a theatre and portrait photographer.
She has been living in Venice since 1999.
She published her first joint book »Die Seerose im Speisesaal« along with her husband, the actor Ulrich Tukur, in 2007.
2009 Book publication »Das Hohe Lied der Liebe«
2011 Book publication »Wehe, wirre, wunderliche Worte«