For me photography - black and white photography - is a little like etching. One uses darkness and light to create an image, the image being something that one secretly carries in ones heart before shooting.  It is a strange sensation, yet it is intimately mingled with something personal, something expressed, beyond any simple documentation.  As such I need to wait for that presentiment to come before fetching my camera and going out and about.  Photography, for me then, is first and foremost a visual language; though I prefer the real, the gritty, before anything more polished or fantastical.

Having lived in various countries, I now reside in France.