― Ansel Adams
Photography for me is a passion, not a profession. It enables me to look at everything in detail, specially light. I am able to completely be myself with my camera and this is therapeutic and relaxing. Besides focusing me in the attempt to capture the “perfect” image or moment, it enables me to shut out the mental clutter of routine life.
For me, “making” a photograph is not just about capturing time or freezing a moment. I want it to be able to harness the prevalent mood, situation and story of that time, but at the same time leave a large portion of it untold, for the viewer’s mind to imagine the rest.
I have been coached in this art form most of my life by my father, who started off my interest since I was 12. From teaching me developing techniques in the darkroom to guiding me in completing a project on the subject, he has greatly influenced me. Even today, he remains my strongest critic and teacher.
The one area in photography that I enjoy the most is portraits, special faces that have endured some form of hardship as their images can tell their story.
While I have not had any professional training on the subject, nor have I done any commercial work, some publications have asked me to contribute for some of their issues. In this sphere I have done mostly interior photography and portraits.
As in other art forms, one can never learn enough in photography. I personally seek advice and criticism on my photography so that I may learn something new and improve. Learning is an on going process, that never ends….