I consider myself a modern pictorial photographer in pursuit of the heritage of the major photographers at the beginning of the 19th century like Alfred Stieglitz, Robert Demachy or Gertrude Käsebier.
Above: Portrait of Senegalese actor Sy Alassane. Left:
Dapper Dan. Right: The Greatest Magazine, II
In my work I am always looking for something emotional, melancholic, fragile, romantic and humble, sometimes a bit dark, but always in search of beauty and elegance. It's my ambition to capture the perfect harmony between light, ambience and subject within a limited moment; to create a picture or a series of pictures invested in emotional power.
The technical part of photography is not very important in my eyes. But despite digital photography and post production, controlling light is still the minimum requirement if you consider yourself a photographer. I switched from film to digital a while ago, and the funny thing is almost every time I show my print portfolio people ask me if I shoot on film. It doesn't matter how you work or what you do, philosophically the most important thing is the goal and not the path. Stop thinking and start looking