As a studio photographer, I am constantly inspired by the aesthetics of Old Masters paintings, especially what is commonly referred to as the Baroque period. Their attention to detail, use of light and shadow and ability to capture the human form in a way that is both realistic and ethereal, is something that I strive to bring into my photographs.
I am particularly drawn to the way that Old Masters were able to convey a sense of depth and three-dimensionality in their paintings, by the way that classical painting was able to convey that sense of grandeur and drama.
I try to recreate this sense of depth and dimensionality in my own photos, by carefully controlling the lighting and composition of my shots, through the use of dramatic lighting and posing.
At the same time, I also seek to bring a sense of intimacy and emotion to my work, drawing on the traditions of classical portraiture to create images that are both timeless and deeply personal and that speak to the enduring beauty and humanity of the human experience.
My work is first and foremost an attempt to translate the aesthetic of the Old Masters to the means of expression of digital photography.
This involves not only replicating their techniques but also finding ways to bring their style into the 21st century.
To achieve this, I experiment with digital techniques trying to create images that are both technically proficient and emotionally resonant, images that are not only visually striking, but also deeply evocative and expressive.
Through my work, I hope to bring a sense of classical refinement and sophistication to contemporary photography, while also exploring the timeless themes of beauty, form, and human condition.
I believe that by combining the best of the past with the possibilities of the present, I can create images that are both timeless and modern, and that will continue to inspire and move viewers for generations to come.
Ultimately, my goal is to pay homage to the traditions of the Old Masters while also finding ways to make their aesthetic relevant and accessible to contemporary audiences.