My interest in Photography started when I was about 18 years old, and in those days we had no digital cameras so of course I worked with film/analogue. However, my real interest back then was in making short movies. I participated in several National and International competitions.
When I was about 30, I became President of an amateur movie and photography club, and also switched over to photography, as making movies took too much time.
My profession is teaching.
I am also a traffic expert, and I manage training centers for driving school teachers. As my professional life took on more importance and required most of my time, I spent about 25 years of my life focused on my career, and did not do any photography.
A few years ago, I returned to photography, and this time I learn to use digital equipment. This was a new adventure for me and I felt like the entire world lay at my feet with so many new possibilities.
Processing a RAW image in Photoshop was a revelation to me.
I found Photoshop the perfect instrument to transform my photographs into paintings.
I joined many photo sites all over the world and at these sites I discovered the power of my creativity and developed my own style.
In my own country I became a well-known photographer in the genre of the Abstract style. As people became interested in my work I was asked to organize workshops and exhibitions...
I like Modern Art, and I am thrilled by minimalistic work. While it may seem easy.. it is not.
I always try to create a pure and minimalistic look with a strong composition. I use a mix of colors, lines, movement and objects. I want my images to be transformed into a painting, which contains a lot of emotion. To accomplish this I use creative editing as needed.
To me, photography is an art of observation and the way to see everything different...
I am a fan of 'suprematism' ... an abstract Art movement based on forms, such as circles, squares, lines and rectangles...
... it refers to an abstract art based upon 'the supremacy of pure artistic feeling'... rather than on visual depiction of objects...
... It's an illusion that photos are made with the camera... they are made with the eye, the heart and the head...
I have learned through patience and practice to observe the light, colors, lines, shapes and planes when I am out taking pictures.
For the moment photography is more than a passion... it's my lifestyle...