“It just so happened that I captured the essence of daily life, joy and struggles of a human being”.
Though I was born on June 22, 1979 in Beirut to an Armenian father and Lebanese mother, my ancestry is of less consequence than my father’s sense of visual aesthetic. My mom would indulge his flair for amateur photography, unwittingly sparking my own curiosity and desire to observe my surroundings – if not differently at first, then certainly more attentively.
More importantly, I was inspired to channel my newfound affinity for images rushing through my cornea via my dad’s ‘Canomatic’ camera. In 2003, enthusiasm turned to purpose when I purchased my first Canon EOS 300D, and although the daily grind of making a living always preys on my passion and threatens to distract, the flame, as they say, can never truly be extinguished. A decade-long companionship with my former partner and her artistic vision bestowed upon me the kind of clarity and drive needed to keep the glow of my true calling shining brightly indeed.
As she once said, “each one of us is instilled with an ability to discover. It is our duty to make the best of that gift.”
You’re invited to join me on my journey of discovery.
By Bojan Ljubomir Preradovic