Keenly observing and documenting have been second nature from early on, when armed with my first camera, I went to discover my surroundings.
Most of my professional life in the photographic and printing industry, I was exposed to visual arts, especially to photography and influenced by its masters.

For a while my focus shifted from photographing my world to writing about it in the form of crime stories, but years ago, returning to my roots, I realized the medium of photography suited the goal to share my impressions with people in a way like no other.

I am not bound by conventional categories in photography nor geographically limited. I prefer to work quietly, in the background, sometimes almost invisible, other times developing a friendly bond with the people I photograph. I am less intrigued by the spectacular but more by the ordinary, the small details, the unexpected, the humorous, the human side, as I try to convey in my Kagurazaka body of works.

I am fascinated by the gentle decay of things, natural or man-made, often described by the Japanese expression of wabi sabi, which appeals to my sense of beauty.

For a large part of my work I prefer black & white photography to focus the attention of the viewers on the essentials of the image and to stimulate imagination.
I photograph in color when this provides valuable or indispensable information or when color creates a powerful statement.