About | my work

Life is both beautiful and fragile, irrevocably bounded by time. The trick to deal with this rather unsettling limitation is to minimize noise and distraction, and to maximize the time spent on things, events, and people that make a difference. Capturing fleeting moments, hidden places, or raw beauty that would otherwise just fade away is my way of buying extra time.
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“Five elements drive and define my work.”

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1. The delicate beauty of the moment

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“For me, photographing the decisive moment - when everything comes together - extends and preserves that short moment of happiness and raw beauty.”

“Choosing location, maybe a symbolic spot, the light and perspective – and suddenly you know the moment is yours. It must be close to what a fighter feels after jabbing and circling and getting hit, when suddenly there’s an opening, and bang! Right on the button. It’s a fantastic feeling.”

— William Klein

2. timelessness

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“I want my photos to be serene and timeless. Like a good wine or cheese, they should develop and ripen over time.”

“Photographs open doors into the past, but they also allow a look into the future.”

— Sally Mann

3. no noise

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“As a photographer I can’t alter the harsh reality of today’s world, but what I can do is highlighting things that deserve attention.

Most of my photos are framed such that everything within it has a function. No noise. No distraction. Less is more.”

“Art is a by-product of an act of total attention.”

— Dorothea Lange

“A good photograph must have the element of good design: Everything within the photograph has to be essential. It’s never like a painting where you can have it perfect. It shouldn’t be absolutely perfect. That would kill it.”

— Leonard Freed

4. Context

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“By providing structure, texture, and context, the background should resonate with the photographed subject. What is in the back is as important as what is in the front of the photograph.”

“There has to be one spot that catches the eye and everything else has to work with it.”

— Mary Ellen Mark

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”

— Vincent van Gogh

5. Depth

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“I feel that a good photograph requires both the photographer and the viewer to look beyond the surface details in order to discover how those details may represent something larger. I therefore want my work to be layered, going beyond what is visible, pushing the creative borders of photography.”

“There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.“

— Ansel Adams

“The most interesting painting is one that expresses more of what one thinks than of what one sees”

— Mark Rothko

"My wish for the future of photography is that it might continue to have some relevance to the human condition and might represent work that evokes knowledge and emotions. That photography has content rather than just form."

— Elliott Erwitt