Thursday, 31 March 2011

Let's get started

There are not many people that know at the age of 8 what the want to be when they ‘grow up’. I am one of those lucky ones, I found my passion the day my grandparents first let me step into their darkroom, I remember watching with amazement as the image slowly appeared on the paper as my Grandfather gently rocked the tray holding the developing solution, I was fixed!

Over the years I have been humbled by the number of people that write to me or tell me how much they love the images I create; I love to create them, there is nothing more rewarding than to know that one or two of my images has put a smile on someone’s face.

I am always striving to improve, I pray for the day I will be good enough to be viewed in the same light as the master photographers that have inspired me through my photographic journey. It is hard to believe that I have been photographing professionally now for over 16 years, I still feel and see myself as a young photographer just starting out, still learning, it constantly amazes me when I see my books on the shelf in Barnes and Nobles on 5th Avenue in New York or when I receive a photograph from a friend of my books on display in the window of a small shop in the back streets of Prague. To take a passion and develop it into a career is a wonderful achievement; it hasn’t always been easy but I can say that my life is very special, I am extremely lucky to be able to make a living creating images.

I hope this blog will give you an insight into my life as a photographer, show you a little behind the scenes. Please write to me, ask me questions, and share in my experiences.

A Bientôt