'The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.'
Until the age of 20, I had no clue about photography and how it can change the way of seeing. For me, a camera was just a piece of plastic. And I did not appreciate photographs the way I do it today.
Then my grandma gave me an old Zeiss Super Ikonta 531 manufactured shortly after WW II. It is a 6×9 folder that can be folded up flat into a small package in order to fit in this cool vintage leather case. On the inside of the case, there was a table with aperture values for different subjects and weather conditions.
This Zeiss camera began to raise my interest in photography and I bought my first analog Canon SLR. In the years that followed, I took my camera with me as often as I could. Now, a few devices later and beyond the age of 30, photography has taken a prominent place in my life.
The photographer Dorothea Lange once said ‘The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.’. For me, photography changed my way of perceiving my environment – I began to sense what I see… I developed a passion for capturing minimalist subjects and unique moments happening around. However, after years of constant learning, I cannot help feeling that I am still at the beginning…