Since I started my journey with photography in 2012, I have opened my eyes to the subtle poetry of the street. Unlike a painter, a photographer has to rely on what the world has to offer at a given moment when the camera is to hand. It’s one of the reasons, I fell in love with the idea of serendipity, for the potential to create magic.
Though I am still developing my own consistent style, I am a colour photographer, I only see in colour, despite my nostalgic sensibilities, I adore the hues of tropical light. Who I am as a person influences my photography, an optimist, inclined to a rose tinted vision.
I am passionate about photography not just as a contemporary art form, but as a means of a creative and personal expression. Photography captivates me for its capacity to tell a story, both about the photographer and the subject in front of the lens; it can evoke a sense of intrigue, questions and emotions.
I now appreciate that as a photographer, to say something compelling, you often have to revisit a place and immerse yourself, to truly appreciate all the elements that make it unique; this contrary to the whirlwind of modern living and social media trends. Though I have an affinity for warmer climates because of the quality of the light, the striking colours and the fact that life is lived out on the streets, taking photographs locally also is a source of joy for me. I try to find inspiration also in other artistic mediums for creative ideas for personal projects.
My project entitled “Casablanca” taken in Havana in the winter of 2018, is an example of how I wish to develop as a photographer.
As a committed member of the EUMETSAT Photo Art Club, I was fortunate enough to participate and subsequently help organise annual workshops and regular photo events. The 2018 annual Photo workshop in Maputo with the club, was an especially memorable experience; I returned to Maputo again in the spring of 2019. My first photography Exhibition, entitled “Serendipity” is currently showing in the Weißer Turm, Darmstadt, until 29th June 2019.