Jože was born in the midst of the revolutionary 1960s in Ljubljana, Slovenia (Yugoslavia at the time). At the age of 16 he was already earning money as a photographer for the Yugoslav press agency Tanjug and magazine Mladina. In the early 1990s he was a photojournalist for a Slovenian newspaper Dnevnik and continued to take photos for Mladina. In 1993, he was one of the founders of a Slovene photo agency Bobo, whilst he was working with Reuters, Associated Press and EPA. From 1999 to 2005, he was a photograph for Delo revije, now he works for the Slovene leading daily Delo.