Following excerpt from an interview with me was published, slightly edited, in the online photography magazine Plateform, issue #4, March 2009.


Andre' Homan: [...] I welcome chance encounters with everyday life while roaming the fields and streets. Just as well, I happen to see something right in my own home that could have been there for years - a houseplant, the shower drain, the microwave oven... Mundane objects suddenly turn extraordinary. That's the moment I reach for my camera.

This experience is prior to any verbal thoughts. I guess what I'm trying to capture is the thingness of things, before language would enter the picture in its various guises of connotations, judgments and ideologies. Without this mental baggage of habits and conventions, you are able to see things as it were for the first time. Aesthetic pleasure is one of the rewards you might receive. More importantly, I hope the viewer will, just as I originally did, feel stimulated by the photographs to contemplate how and why our world looks the way it does. Art is not about answers. If art is used as means to provide easy answers, it degrades into propaganda or kitsch. Photography has become my mode of optimism, I would say. It invites you to question your views...