A creative mind with an unquenchable thirst to learn, I used to spend hours of my childhood reading about different countries and drawing their flags. This eagerness for discovery and drawing would soon develop into a love for digital art. At around 12 years of age, I started messing around with Photoshop and instantly got hooked. Eager to build up my resources, I started to take photos using a point-and-shoot camera.
But the more I toyed around with this camera, the more frustrated I grew. I would see these beautiful photos on the internet and get hit by this urge to try and take similar photos myself . But my creative desires were often thwarted by my camera's technical limitations. Luckily, and thanks to my father, I would get my first SLR camera as a present for doing well in my exams aged 16. From that moment on, photography became a full-blown passion.
Since then, photography has taken me to some incredible places. But better yet, it allowed me to meet people with the most incredible of stories. In fact, the human experience is what draws me the most to photography. There is so much to be learnt and shared!
Having practised photography for so long, the technical aspects are now second nature. I compare my style to having a heart-to-heart conversation with a friend while driving. Having a deep conversation is only possible if you feel at ease while driving. And for me, it's the same with photography. By not having to give too much thought to the technical aspects, I am able to focus on whoever I am photographing and absorb the atmosphere of where the story is happening. The end result is both a genuine and artistic visual narrative of the human experience at particular moments in time.