I was 3,5 years old the first time I saw a camera. It was
in the hands of a German officer during the Second WW and
was probably a Voigtlander or Contax.
years have passed since then; I became a professional artist
and graphic-designer and have even managed to grow old. In
my work, I have often needed to use a professional photographer,
yet strangely, I never had the desire to become one myself.
last decades digital technology revolutionized photography
giving strong photo toolkit millions of people to feel the
possibility and assurance to participate in the art form like
Of course itís big misapprehension. Any way it was my start.
Although I knew that I would never become a professional,
I realized that. But even as an amateur, I believed that I
could achieve maximal results. I first purchased a Canon EOS
Rebel XT and later, a Canon EOS 5D with two lenses: a Canon
EF 50mm f/1.4 and a Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L. I also familiarized
myself with the digital photo technology and the newest toolkits
to post-process my images.
my photos on various photo sites and more deeply studying
history of a photo quickly enough I have found out that the
commercial color photography is not for me. Moreover color
in general starts to irritate me. Yet, I have come to realize
that art of a photo can not depend on nice camera or the height
technology. Itís because art is always above high-tech.
I have come to the conclusion that my efforts should be concentrated
in black and white photography. Only in b-w photo there is
that special magic, special drama which you can not find out
in any other color space. Here is particular sense of lightning,
perspective and composition as a whole. B-W does much more
to excite an emotion and aesthetic pleasure. Itís great substance
through which anything can be transmitted including documentary,
genre and fine art forms. Therefore itís my choice.