Since 1980 he has been working as a medical photographer at the University Hospital Leipzig. Freelance he worked until the early 1990s as a photographer for publishers such as Edition Leipzig, Seemannverlag and Urania. His initial artistic work was mainly dedicated to photography.
Through close, even friendly, contacts with artists of the "Leipzig School" he came very intensively into contact with visual arts. Influenced by this his freelance focus has shifted on acrylic painting. Material structures of micro- and macro photography serve him as the source of ideas. His pictures are made in many layers of paint, which are often applied by means of a squeegee and partially reworked over and over again. In addition to acrylic paints, metal foils and oils are often incorporated into the structure. This leads to random but desirable effects.