The Artist

Artist Statement

There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs. - Ansel Adams

What am I doing?

Creating a photograph is like magic. You don't just capture a scene, you capture a feeling. There no right or wrong way - only the final result matters. Sometimes the most interesting captures occur when you last expect it. Other times, you think you've got something extraordinary, but the picture turns out into a boring and ordinary image. The magic is out there and we have to learn how to see it.

How am I doing it?

Human vision can only detect individual moments. Photographing with different exposures, we are able to capture a series of moments on a single shot - the movement will blur or freeze, clouds can streak, stars trace their arcs and falling rain creates a unique atmosphere. The resulting photograph has more of an elastic feeling, as if time were stretched and then snapped back into a single instant. Creating a static image by manipulating time moves the photograph toward the sublime.

Why am I doing it?

Creating a photograph is like a journey; the final print - the destination. I love the journey as much as the destination. If I wasn't a photographer, I'd still be a traveler.

What influences me most?

I don't have a very favorite artist, or very favorite style. I like all great masterpieces. But for sure my work is influenced by the work of artists like Ansel Adams, Michael Kenna, Michael Levine, Peter Lik and many, many others.

How does my art relate to the art of my contemporaries?

As a self taught photographer, my art stands out of the other people's work... Breaking the boundaries, ignoring the rules, seeing the things in many different ways, I'm always looking for the perfect capture.