People, Places & Things

The great master Henri Cartier Bresson said: “Photography is the simultaneous recognition of the significance of an event and the precise organization of forms which give that event its proper expression.”

Hence, it is the visual organization, solely guided by the eyes of the photographer, which implies the recognition of a rhythm in the perceived subject. The camera simply registers the pivotal composition, a result of the simultaneous coalition and organic coordination of elements made by the eye.

It is said the eyes of a person are the windows to the soul…and that the true portrait reflects the personality. When creating portraits, oftentimes I am the stranger intersecting the individual’s activity. And despite language barriers we need to communicate non-verbally, essentially somehow finding a way to enter the person’s interior, so that she willingly reveals her truth and reality, in an instant of a second. My aim is to feel and convey her heartbeat and energy…

When prompted with scenes, subjects or events, with or without people, it comes down to the photographer’s capacity to be connected to the element, present discerning, sorting… to perceive reality and capture a geometry awakened by what’s offered, in a fraction of a second.

There are countless ways to distill the essence of something that captivates us and calls for our attention…