I sometimes feel I was born photographer… I always preferred “watching” to talking. With the passing of the years, I found in photography a means of expressing myself. Some people can tell stories with words, I tell stories with pictures… or better still, I take pictures and let them tell me the story. I was introduced to photography while attending school. At the time, my schoolmates and my nephews where my favourite models. From there I slowly initiated into landscapes, dead natures, portraits, street scenes… Everything inspired me! Definitively, the best moment of the week was when I picked up my rolls at the lab. Life took me down a different path and I studied Interior Design, worked in various áreas and let photography relegated to a simple hobby. But that instantly changed the day I had my first digital camera… What can I say? Images took over my world, as someone who while in exile, hears his native tongue and is transported back to his origins. It was always much easier for me to express myself through images. In every picture, an emotion is reflected with utterly more strength that I can put down in words. I love travelling… losing myself in long forgotten villages and mingling with its people. I sometimes sit in the village square, camera in hand, and there always turns up someone willing to talk. They tell me about their lives, ask me about mine; I ask for permission and make them a portrait: sometimes faces, others hands… Those are my favourite pictures, because they offer much more than a pose, they offer me their confidence and their complicity. You might ask yourself why I work with babies and toddlers. It is because they urge me to make my best. Don’t even think of lying to them, or being mean or selfish. As soon as they realize it, they turn their back on you and that is it! I love their sincereness, their simplicity and their transparency. Bottom line: Photography involves much more than swinging a camera, it is about connecting with what lies in front of you, be it a landscape, a baby, a piece of jewellery… As said in Orient, being one with.