For many, photography is a technique to capture reality. To me, it’s a technology to create illusions rooted in reality. I don’t try to shoot what I see, I want to shoot what I like to show.
I almost exclusively photograph in public spaces, in an environment designed by people. It’s fair to describe most of my work as street photography, though purists may disagree since I’m not really interested in documenting human activities. My work is not about people, although they frequently appear in my images, nor is it about social issues.
Street Photography Magazine quite accurately described my photos as glimpses. They’re tiny fragments of what’s around us. Scenes or objects that we usually miss or ignore, and that are able to convey some sort of emotion when isolated by the eye of the photographer.
Abstraction plays an important role in my work. It is achieved in a variety of ways, though almost exclusively when shooting. I keep post-processing limited to minor adjustments to – when needed – exposure, colour and contrast.
Coincidence steers my output. Nothing of what I do is staged. As a photographer I love the creative process and what I make of what crosses my path. I hope my photos manage to intrigue, move, fascinate, question and make you think the mundane is an interesting place.
Besides, it’s plain fun to shoot. In fact, that’s what keeps me going out on the street, in the first place.