I started taking pictures quite a long time ago, back when I was living in London. In those days you had to learn how to make and process prints from black and white negatives in a darkened room at home. Fortunately, things have moved on somewhat – although I’ve kept everything and since started the lengthy archiving process.
When a friend of mine, Rob Claxton, who was way ahead of me in the photographic journey, opened my eyes to the world of photography – its history, chemistry, and breadth of expression – what started as a hobby became passion.
My first professional work was in the corporate sector, making office portraits, annual report photos, and ambience shots. In 1994, my family and I moved to Munich where I sold my first photo to a newspaper and made pictures for the photo library market.
Arriving in Luxembourg in 1997, I got started in news work for local English language publications on a part-time basis. This gave me the time and the contacts to pursue stints with the Luxembourg Parliament, as a stringer with Associated Press based in Brussels, and more recently as a freelancer for Luxembourg’s national news daily, the Luxembourger Wort. Other clients include the European Stability Mechanism, and various companies from the financial sector.
Today I still do some corporate and press advertorial work but mostly focus on my own projects, with plans to make a photobook.