"In the future the word for image will be word and the word for word won’t be a word but just silence.”
-Thomas Sayers Ellis, from “Selected Lens Caps"
What was important was that moment when I first saw an image coming out of chemicals. I was about 10 years old, and I was waiting to get into a basketball game, when a friend of mine came by and said “do you want to see developing in my dark room?” and I said “what’s that?”. I went with him to his basement, and I saw that first picture come out! With the red light it was all very spooky, and intimidating, yet I was very much attracted to it. So I ran home and asked my mom if I could empty out my grandmother’s jelly closet, and make a dark room out of it.
It was always about the passion of photographing, of making a “click”, then putting that little thing into something else and it became alive! That’s what drives me: the beauty of it all, the little click on my Leica. It’s very cosmic, because that’s exactly what happened: a flash, and then the cosmos came out of the water, out of the void. Then time was invented.