I am inspired by classic paintings and sculptures such as Caravaggio, Rembrant and Gian Bologna, among others, but also by photographers such as Lucien Clergue, Jan Cobb, Robert Farber, Trevor, Faye Yerbury and Sally Mann. I don't try to mimic commercial photography to impress people with my skills. I photograph for my self expression first, and the joy of interacting, intimacy and exploring the inner self of the sitter. "We no longer work merely to earn money and avoid material destitution; we seek the joy that comes from the joy of those to whom we offer our labour, namely their love." (Frédéric Lordon, 2014 in Willing Slaves of Capital).
I do not "spray and pray"; I don't ask the sitter to keep moving while I take dozens of photos in a minute to select the best one after. Instead, I observe the scene and the sitter to find the harmonic framing and body composition. Only after directing the sitter for the pose and the scene I take the photo. It is slower but the results are my true vision and sensorial perception – emotion and feelings – of the moment, the sitter, the scene.
I do not try to make people look happy in their portraits. I do not ask for people to smile, I do not try to be fun and entertain people – although people say they have fun with my photo shoots. My photography is about portraying people as they are, their personality, how they feel, how they express themselves. They smile if they feel like, they cry if they feel like. My photography is slow, quiet and relaxing.