Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution. It can make visible the transcendence of the world around us, it can also be an instrument of personal discipline, an act of meditation and, basically, an act of love.
My concern is the art of telling something about my instinctive visual life. Not trough storytelling photographs, but trough something that developed from an large body of work. And it is not a certain kind of style that I am concerned with. For me that is not enough – that is like spending a lifetime gathering a butterfly collection.
My vision has changed and grown over the years, and different subjects continue to mean different kind of things. I know that the seeds were sown many years ago, but I also know that I wasn`t fully conscious of where I was going then.
What you are about doesn`t come out all at once with your first picture. Only as time goes by do you finally arrive at something you were unconsciously after – which is a wonderful surprise. It is said that the poetic part of a person`s life is when he is young, but the mature part of the artist is when he is older. I think I have begun to understand that now, and I know it relates to my own photography.
A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you, the less you know. It is may be perfectly composed and executed and, yet, not have anything going on in it. On the other hand, a photo where you have established a personal connection between yourself and the object being photographed, can generate something that cannot be expressed in any other way. What is it that really happens when we look closely at the world and see something special? For me it is an affirmation – when I`m photographing I feel I`m alive…