I got my first camera when I was 8 years old. It was more a plastic toy than a tool, but it was the first time, that I felt the magic of photography: being able to freeze the time. During my childhood and teenage time, my cameras got better and my will to control the final print got bigger. Topic wise I switched from family to friends and street. Technical wise, I switched from color to monochrome and, at the age of 18 years, I began darkroom work.
By this time my interest in music started and became my profession for the next 10 years. Internet business got me caught for the following 15 years and the longer I worked with bits and bytes, the more I missed the creativity, whether it was photography or music.
Travelling with my family for one year through Europe was the turning point. I picked up the camera again and continued where I left off as a school graduate.