Heart of New York

Despite all possibilities in the big world of photography I was never interested in capturing moments that feel forced, staged or unreal. It is easy to fall into their trap. Usually, the second you pull out a camera, you can feel the subject changing. People start acting or put on a mask as they like to stay in control. I figured that the bigger and more impressive the camera, the stronger the individual's reaction to it and therefore the bigger the disconnect between the photographer and the subject. After all, what I aimed to bring onto film in the first place was life, exactly as it is. I always saw cameras as something that would bring me closer to people not something that would push me further away from their true nature. Since I started studying in 2017 I carry a little point and shoot camera with me at all times. It is small, it is silent, it is portable and people have gotten used to seeing me shoot on it. It doesn’t scare them anymore. So now, at times, something magical happens: for a short second, the camera disappears in the process and whoever I aim to photograph eases up and stops caring about how they might appear in the pictures.

L'Amour sauvage

The Vessel and Connor at night

Grand Central Station

Till resting


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