I studied photography back in the days of film and like many, I was enthralled by the challenge of squeezing three dimensional reality into two dimensions and by the thrill of watching a picture slowly reveal itself, emerging as it were from liquid in a darkroom: magic and alchemy. For a while, I seriously considered turning pro but the opportunity to become a professional musician presented itself instead and the rest as they say, is history. And so was photography, for many years.
I only started taking pictures again a few years ago with a simple point and shoot digital camera and profound scepticism towards this new technology only to find that the magic was still present even though the alchemy was very different and that the attraction was even stronger than it used to be.
Some things have changed radically though. This is a world where millions of photos are taken, exchanged, downloaded and uploaded every day. Everyone takes pictures nowadays, cameras have become extraordinarily sophisticated and surely, no one needs another photographer. And yet, here I am.
I strongly believe that while technique enables us to convincingly squeeze three dimensions into two, the elusive third dimension of photography is and always will be emotion.
These photos were shot in a number of places that moved and inspired me and, in some cases, quite literally took my breath away.
Thanks for taking the time to look at my work. Please feel free to share your comments with me.