Forty Years and Four Seconds

On average, I use a 1/60 second shutter speed.

Thus, the shutter was open for all the photos in this book for the sum of less than four seconds.

Four seconds behind the camera, forty years of my life.


For me, photography is a means of communication,
an opportunity to be present, to comment.
First through conversation with the person portrayed, then with the beholder.
These meetings always foster new awareness.
Photography grants access to mutual understanding,
to a conversation between me and you,
to a chat face-to-face, to


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