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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 a�?perfecta�? image or moment, it enables me to shut out the mental clutter of routine life.
For me, a�?makinga�? 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 viewera��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 endsa��.