Can you take us through your creative journey?
My grandfather was a great traveller, and he would take his camera on all his adventures. It was a reflex Nikkormat (today, I take most of my photos with this same camera).
As a child, I found this fascinating. To me that was the embodiment of the greatest, highest form of freedom.
Besides, my parents always encouraged me to draw, write and listen to my imagination. They showed me to what extent it was important to dream, to try out different things, and to do what I love. This path came to me naturally, as a continuum throughout time and in the global creative process of my life :-)
Creating, trying to turn my feelings into drawings, words and images has always been a part of me. It is something that has developed, grown, together with me, through the years.
I’ve been drawing and taking pictures for as long as I can remember. After studying philosophy and photography, I decided to focus completely on my passions.
When I take photographs, I’m in full control: I choose the lighting, the exact moment of shooting, I choose to stop time and turn my subjects’ expressions, the small fragments of the souls I capture, into something eternal. On the other hand, in my drawings I try to capture fragility, an even deeper intimacy, the occurrence and the magic of emotions - my drawings take me elsewhere, like visual poems that flow through my soul and guide my pencil on the paper.