I grew up around my father’s work, who was a painter trained in the school of German Expressionism, and this has informed my visual preferences, as well as the way I approach my own art. When I take pictures, I respond to the emotions the person, object or scene invokes in me.
My photography is inspired by the work of the photographic pioneers, more specifically the aesthetic of the early 20th century (for example Man Ray, whose images of Kiki de Montparnasse have inspired a whole portrait series I call “Homage a Man Ray“). I feel drawn to these images and the time in which they were conceived for their inventiveness, their experimentalism, and the rich contrast.
While there may not always be obvious similarities between different projects, they are linked by recurring subject matter, such as “Self Obscured”. I often seek out aspects of a theme to focus on, and this becomes a project that flows from the initial one.