In 1997, before starting his photographic studies at University of Essen-Duisburg, Germany, his eye was drawn to concentration camps in Germany and Poland, which he extensively worked on while being an intern at VISUM Photo Agency, Germany.
He gained a lot experience from Gernd Ludwig, a photojournalist for National Geographic who he assisted in 1998 - the same year he worked in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Burma, before becoming a press photographer at "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung" in 2000.
Finishing his apprenticeship at the FAS-Berlin until 2006 , he worked in Poland, postwar Bosnia, and extensively in Cambodia for 3 years.
From 2007 to 2009 he moslty worked in China, but also Burma and Kosovo.
Since 2009, he is a member of Pentapress Photo Agency / South Korea.
He relocated to Bangkok the same year and his lense has been documenting this country ever since.