In the beginning was Chaos, and more specifically a Praktica TTL
camera I received for my birthday one year as a teenager. The Chaos
had to do with the camera being broken (the film winding mechanism
didn't work if I remember right) and thus the first few rolls of film
went straight into the bin.
Then came a break from photography, but not from creating images. I
dabbled in drawing and computer graphics. Photography, however,
remained on my mind all this time. I pored over every photobook I
could get my hands on (working at the bookstore made finding them
I bought my first camera only after moving to Ireland, which is where
I live to this day. It was a Nikon FM2. I love roaming the streets and
so I started taking my camera with me. I also enjoy observing the
daily life on the streets so I decided to try recording it on film.
Back then I didn't know this style of photography had its own name -
street photography. This is what I do to this day. Since late 2014 I