Artist statement

I have always been an observer, fascinated by the hidden magic of details and the language of photography, with its possibility to present a fully realized world, even though by definition it has only two dimensions!

In my fine art photography I work predominantly with performing artists as I find they have a heightened sense of self, coupled with a sophisticated and trained means of expression.

My sense of composition and light is strongly influenced by the old masters, especially the Dutch masters and in particular Vermeer, for his understated and gentle observation of action and incredible control of light. As I work with the human body and its endless possibilities of telling a story, Rodin’s sculpture and Mapplethorpe’s nudes play a significant role in shaping my artistic voice.

Through my imagery I explore the unquantifiable dynamic between bodies, witness the inner conversation of a lone individual and await their impact on the viewer. It is of utmost importance that I execute my art “beautifully”, not so much that it pleases my eye in a superficial manner, but that the excellence of the image conveys the message and the mood of the statement.

 

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