I want my photographs to tell a story
HOW I SEE IS MORE IMPORTANT TO ME THAN WHAT I SEE
“When people ask what equipment I use, I tell them my eyes.”
- Ansel Adams -
I do not longer keep missing this incredible opportunity to make photographs that are not merely of something, but about something. So it is very important to me - to get in touch with you first: I want to find out more about you - because I deeply care about the human beings I capture.
Each individual, no matter their culture or background has a story to tell, and it is these stories that I aim to portray throughout my photography.
Just like people, photos are technically imperfect – and yet that’s what makes them so beautiful. Each photo is an impression of a moment in time that will never again be recaptured. Some of the most famous photos, considered by many to be the best of the best, have imperfections! In fact, most of them do! Not only that, everyone has different tastes. Something that one person might call a “problem area” might be the reason that someone else loves that exact same photo.
BW photography makes a statement
IN A COLORFUL WORLD
BW photos are aesthetic and timeless. I love BW because of the simplicity, minimalism, and the ability to get rid of distractions and clutter. Furthermore, BW gives me a chance to focus on the essence of a scene - color can be a distraction. There is no right or wrong answer to this question, it is definitely a personal preference. And sometimes, the world looks better in black and white. It just does.
Like Ted Grant said “When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their souls!”
Clothing, color temperature differences in ambient light sources, cars and colorful background distractions have stopped being an issue. Looking at someone’s face, or into their eyes, without the distraction of color can provide a stronger emotional connection to my subjects. It’s not necessarily always the case, but if like me, I often feel more connected to a person in a BW image over a color image, this could be the reason why. For me BW photography is clearer – by this I mean that a good black and white image can enhance a subject’s features and create a clearer picture of what they look like.
i love documenting life
STREET PHOTOGRAPHY IS CANDID PHOTOGRAPHY OF LIFE FOR ME.
It is a way for me to show our surroundings, and how I relate to it. I am filtering what I see, to find the moments that intrigue me, and to then share them with others. It’s like daydreaming with a camera.
Shooting in the streets is a constant learning experience and always surprises me & makes me think different: I can’t control the light or plan a shot, as I never know how a scene can change within a second. And the search for the special moment is a challenge with myself. In street photography, because using any available light, objects, people or animals from my surrounding environment, I can only frame and compose my images for that split second. Once that second has passed, the image has gone forever. Everything changes, everything is fluid.