“Passion” – strong emotion, strong enthusiasm.
My second passion is photography.
Every since being handed an old camera photography has been my true passion in life.
Making photographs is as essential a part of my being as breathing or eating. It is one of the necessary functions of living. My constant desire to make photographs is actually the urge within me to capture a moment of time of my world, just as I open my eyes to give substance to my sight.
A photograph should be the expression of a photographer’s complex personality … Study the works of every great photographer and you will find every aspect of the photographer’s personality and background in his photographs. Time may change the technique of photography but it can never alter its mission…
Photography must first and foremost be loved; it must come from the heart and it must be directed to the heart. Otherwise it cannot hope to be a lasting, indestructible art.
My love of adventure and travel has always been coupled to my photography. I couldn’t imagine exploring the world without my camera in tow. My camera motivates me to the higher peak, to travel greater distances. A sunrise or sunset, a landscape is so much more beautiful when my camera is by my side.
I think photography is like learning a language. At first you think so hard about every word. And then at some point those words simply become part of you and roll off your tongue. After working very hard at it, my art is now part of me. I’m finally fluent.