SOME THINGS I HAVE SEEN
This website offers a glimpse to nearly five decades of my photographic work since 1970, when I first began to seriously use the camera as a framing tool. These are photographs taken in places I’ve lived or spent long periods of time, such as Peru and Mexico, the US, Europe, and North Africa.
I really cannot remember when I got my first camera, but I was just a kid when my grandmother sent me a Kodak Brownie for my birthday. Later, my uncle gave me a rather nice German viewfinder camera that I used to record important family occasions and the sights, exotic to me then, of those ancient European cities we sometimes visited during school holidays.
Since then, I’ve owned a couple of Japanese SLRs (Pentax and Nikon) and an old Leica M3, a workhorse that has served me well for over for thirty years. My work as an art dealer and gallerist often required the use of an instant camera, and for years I used a Polaroid. Then digital cameras came along and I tried several models for gallery work, upgrading as the technology improved. For my “own” photography I continued to use 35mm cameras, enlarging the prints in my own darkroom.
In recent years however, digital cameras have become so extraordinarily refined, with their large sensors and their astonishing array of optics that, together with the latest advances in printing, have yielded very satisfactory results. Since 2010 I have been shooting with a digital SLR and printing on an inkjet printer.
I hope you enjoy it.