The camera is my spiritual extension. Not an appendix, it’s an integral part of my life. Without it most life goes by unnoticed. The viewfinder shows me people on the move. Going somewhere, everywhere. Roads taking them, guiding them to their destinations, trees on the way, attachments, detachments, emotions and sometimes travelers I least expected to encounter. It also shows me what man has built, how it stands and flickers in color and its shadows. Sometimes the camera reveals signs of an event about to happen.
But photography is about technique as well. One can easily get lost in grain and aperture. I’ve done that. Set up my little darkroom to print black and whites. Mixed varying quantities of hydroquinone and metol and made my own variants of the famous D-76 developer. Now in the digital age, I spend quite a lot of time in the digital darkroom. It gives me a greater freedom to experiment, be wasteful and in the end achieve a much stronger emotional connect to what I experienced.
My relationship with photography started in 1993, with a gifted Nikon F3. It has seen a few ups and downs, but since the last two years we’re equal partners in life.
My education in science and a long relationship with fashion as a designer has resulted in a complex amalgamation of sensibilities, both objective and subjective which has resulted in the current quality of my work. I work extensively on both the technical and artistic aspects of the craft.