I have been interested in photography since childhood, perhaps due to the fact that my uncle occasionally used to take me to his darkroom, giving me my first own small camera when I reached the age of ten. This childhood interest in photography evolved to become a passion.
For me, photography is indeed a self-expression that allows me to document the interesting world around myself. Although we might live in a world of colour, where a lot of advances have been made in the various fields of photography, for me, nevertheless, the chosen field is black and white photography, for it gives me much better pleasure and satisfaction. As I have said above, my works are
mostly in black and white, for I believe working in that field gives me also the opportunity to produce images that are strong, pure and without any unnecessary distractions, unlike the coloured ones. When working on my black and white images, I give particular attention to the sources of light and contrast to create very interesting images that could pull on the viewers’ eyes. Sometimes I might try to heighten my work’s clarity by printing images on metallic paper, giving them more appealing surface texture. People might experience what I feel during my process of image creation, while, at the same time having fun seems giving me a lot of satisfaction and pleasure.
In my work, I do strive to show to get images, where the light, the shadows, the composition and the various changing levels of tones are clearly revealed; something that I believe is not easily achieved
with colour photography. On the other hand, black and white photography is good at revealing the art characteristics of the work, as well as, the distinctive nuances that can make the black & white photograph so interesting.