Briefly tell us about yourself, your hobbies and other jobs.
I am currently doing full-time photography conducting monthly photo shoot workshops, some commercial work, private training and more.
What first attracted you to photography?
I liked to document my family activities when my children were still young, using still or video cameras. My father in law saw my interest and asked me to try his old manual SLR. I was very enthusiastic when I noticed that a camera could take pictures like those I could only see in the magazines.
How has your history and life experiences affected your photography?
I was dealing with drawing and painting since I was in first grade and until I graduated from the high school. I was well known as a painter among the school friends and teachers. My paintings could also be found in almost all teachers’ homes as they ordered those from me. The first question they asked me when they met me after about two decades was; “Are you still painting?”.
Which are your most important experiences that have influenced your art?
I never realized that photography could create artistic results until a friend introduced me to 1X.com. From this experience I realized that I could start doing painting again, which I had abandoned for the past 20 years, even though now picking it up again in a different way.
Can you please describe your overall photographic vision?
I am dealing with photography more as a passion rather than a commercial enterprise. I take every opportunity to keep on telling or teach my friends, students, that photography is not just a tool to capture moments but one with which to create art.
Your work is diversified: Fine Art Nude, portraits and documentary work. Why are you so drawn by these completely different styles?
I spent quite some time with people on the street in my spare time before I was doing photography. I enjoyed the atmosphere while talking or drinking cups of coffee with them. Photography helps to share the moments to those who may be concerned with their life and struggle. Photography helps to keep the memory when I missed the people too.