For most, photography is the art of capturing light. I am, however, more interested in the absence of it. For that reason, I use light sparingly; my photographs tend to offer a gloomy perspective, often being shot in black and white. I also prefer a synthetic composition to an overemphasised one. Apart from creating a stronger emotional effect, discarding the inessential details enables me to convey a well-pronounced visual summary of the scene.
The subject of my photographic composition is not as important as its context, defined by its relation to its surroundings. Be it an urban scenery, a landscape or a portrait; I never shoot an object or a person as such. Instead, I use subjects as a mere pretext to tell an unexpected story; to steer the viewer attention from what’s seemingly obvious to what lurks beneath the surface.