Studying first chemistry, then re-oriented to photography (in that time - 1976-1978 -, photography was still a matter for chemists), I finally gave up the way to be a professional photogapher. I remain a photographer though. Free to shoot what I want, anywhere I am, whenever I find time to.
American color photography was my first source of inspiration - Jay Maisel, Ernst Haas... Shot many years in black and white, but came back to color, because, to approximately quote William Eggleston (an other inspirational work), "the world is in color and we can't deny that".