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On an amateur level, I practice photography with passion and delight. I am an autodidact; everything I know I have learned from books and magazines. I prefer "slow" photography, such as landscapes, scenery, still life, architecture, the passive type of animals - generally spoken, subjects that don't mind the time it takes me to first dig out the proper lens from my camera bag, and then to the best of my knowledge master to set camera parameters such as focal distance, exposure measurement method, white balance, aperture, exposure time (*sigh*) ... and to eventually release the shutter. Action or sports photography do not belong to my preferences.

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Passion in observing

Mankind dreams a timeless dream — the dream of eternity, primarily pertinent to one's own existence in terms of a long life.

Most of us, however, are very well aware of the fact that the only possibility to overcome mortality is memento. Pictures significantly contributed to human commemorative culture already in the days of old; pictures of people that we know or knew, pictures of objects that are or were important to us, pictures of landscapes that we love, pictures of characteristic situations, etc. For a long time such pictures were carved, sketched or drawn, but wasn't there always the desire to reflect more realistic figures of reality? Didn't the wish to preserve "reality" far more realistic grew over time? For a long time such pictures were carved, sketched or drawn, but wasn't there always the desire to reflect more realistic figures of reality? Ever since the wish to preserve "reality" grew. So, is it surprising that photography was invented and developed in an era they call "Literalism"?

Ever since the urge to catch moments, to maintain bygone events, encouraged men to develop more and more advanced photographic processes.

By the end of the 20th century, photography had eventually developed to a commonly accepted art form. Then megapixel-lunatic marketing berserks with raging vehemence flooded the market with digital miniature-gizmos for mass-compatible prices, aiming to attract the aesthetically and stylistically handicapped that felt drawn to higher photographic spheres all along. The one and only remaining question was: how much further can a snapshot be automated?

Be it as it may, now and then photography fulfills everyone's emotional desire - the one to communicate, and to present one's own personal experiences and moments, to live on in pictures. This desire to visualize daily life's impressions has evidently also captivated me. In spite of today's widespread conception that pretty much everything is shown already, pictures, in my humble opinion, still hold an immense expressive power - even in the age of information overkill, accompanied by a plethora of pictures no longer manageable for any living individual.

The eye of the beholder

Whether I manage to achieve a good, a journalistic, an artistic, a professional level, or just ridicule myself by publishing trivial and dispensable snapshots, lies in the eye of the beholder. The photographs I show here are pictures that touch me... in one way or the other — and perhaps my enthusiasm reaches as far as your heart.