Do you have an online gallery where one can view your photos?
For how long have you done photography? How did you begin?
Since when I was 15 years old.
What has been your education as a photographer?
I took several photography classes, but mainly was Self-taught and lots of practice, and lots of trial and error.
Please list any exhibitions in which you have participated.
Due to lack of money, I did not have any exhibitions, instead I used the virtual internet and exhibit my images all over. You need to Google it!
Please list any awards for your work.
I was short-listed in the Sony World Photography Competition 2008 http://www.worldphotographyawards.org/shortlist/amateur-AB.html
What is your favourite type of photography?
My favorite type of photography is almost anything. I do love photojournalism, documentary, fine art, abstract, portrait, landscape, macro, architecture, fashion.
What do you try to express through your photography?
I try to capture my emotions, feeling, the truth sorrounding me. Then I try to share others my 'observations'.
How do you choose your subjects?
I guess, they choose me!
What type of preparation do you do before undertaking the photo session?
Always I am ready!
Do you normally photograph with a purpose already in mind, or do you let yourself go with the flow?
I go with the flow.
Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Sigma, Olympus, Sony, Pentax...which do you place your bets on and why?
Minolta Dynax 7
Describe your current equipment: cameras, lenses, computers, accessories...
I have a lovely Minolta Dynax 7, Mamiya 7II, and few lenses.
What software and plug-ins do you use to retouch and manage your photos?
What measures do you take to protect your work against Internet piracy?
I try to upload images no larger than 800pixels at 72dpi.
Are you a good salesperson of your work? In what should you improve?
Which past masters of photography do you most admire?
I admire all photographers who were responsible to the their observations.
Are technology and digital retouching reducing the gap between professionals and amateurs?
I think technology is reducing the gap. Also Now everybody thinks to be photographer by CLIKING!
What is your team of habitual collaborators like?
With which other photographers do you normally team up with or do sessions with?
Do you consider yourself more technical or more artistic?
What have you learned about the art of framing and composition?
It is the key to a great capture.
How does one develop the instinct of knowing when to press the shutter release button?
Follow my feeling, then mistakes, luck and practice do the rest.
When should one use film, and when should one use digital?
I always use film.
Does photography have the recognition that it should have in contemporary art museums?
Which websites for photographers do you frequently visit?
For technical updates and info I visit http://phaseone.com .
Is there any particular technique that you could share?
Always make sure the lighting is good.
Berkeley - USA