The interest in place and identity has run as a strand through Löwenstein’s photographic practice of over 20 years. In the 80's and 90's she has focused on commissions in documentary, editorial, architecture and industrial photography and worked for numerous national and international clients, for example Stern, OTIS, Dorling Kindersley and BMW. Since then she had several books with her work published and had numerous solo and group shows in Berlin, London, Glasgow, New York China and Dresden between 1993 and 2012.

She has been awarded a fellowship at University Campus Suffolk in 2008 to implement the use of 3D and other CGI technologies and concepts into the photography curriculum. Heike has an MA in Hypermedia Studies with merit from the University of Westminster in 1996. She studied photography at the Bayerische Staatslehranstalt für Photographie in Munich 1986-1988 and practised in Berlin from 1989-1996 before moving to London. She has worked and taught photography in London, Glasgow, Blackpool, Suffolk and Derby now divides her time between London, Rochester and Suffolk. She is Course Leader for Photography at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA), Rochester.