Black and White from the African Continent
Why am I a photographer?
“I ﬁrst began shoo:ng because the experience of photographing people was a way of ge[ng to know them and saving the experience. It made me feel really alive. Then, during my long adver:sing career, it became a terriﬁc way to solve crea:ve challenges. But s:ll there was always, underneath, the element of wonderment.
Now, as I travel and meet people from diﬀerent cultures, who kindly allow me into their homes and environments, I am ﬁlled with awe as I look through the lens. Some:mes it feels like I’m just sketching elements of personal history as I’m shoo:ng — un:l the shot suddenly appears. That’s when the shuRer really goes to work!