It was on my trip to Australia back in 2005 that I realised that photography lights me up inside. I remember how proud I was of the photos I took with my Olympus compact camera. Today I can see how I would have done things differently – used better equipment, optimised the composition, edited more professionally – but at the same time, I see the value of those humble beginnings. After all, it is initially the reason that led me to the career and lifestyle that I have today, and I am thankful for it.
When I am not photographing a wedding, I love to travel to far away places that are off the beaten path. Activities like trekking in Patagonia, exploring the safari in Ethiopia, driving through the windy roads of the Azores is what truly excites me. The exotic landscapes and animals that I see on these trips keep me grounded and expand my appeciation for mother nature. When I am visiting a bigger city, the hustle bustle of people going on with their daily lives also fascinates me – I enjoy experimenting with street photography on city trips.
I am also passionate about the technical aspect of photography. I can spend hours reading up on the latest technology and talking to other enthusiasists on photography forums. I am always looking forward to getting my hand on the latest equipment, that’s why I make a point to visit exhibitions like PhotoKina. If you too are like me, and get fired up talking about cameras, get in touch – I am your guy!