Black and White Photography
Has always been something I have loved to do, ever since I started photographing and developing images back in the 80's. I think the beautiful artistic expression Black & White gives you is really inspiring and timeless to look at. In terms of getting inspired, I try to be as open as possible to all things that can provide some kind of inspiration for my photography. But of course, like many others, I have also found much inspiration in all the great photographers who for many years have set the standard for art, fashion and documentary photography. And just to name a few that have influenced my photography over the years: Henri Cartier-Bresson, Irving Penn, Helmut Newton, Richard Avadon, Annie Leibovitz and Albert Watson ... But lately, much of my inspiration comes from the great photographer Ralph Gibson. His books, pictures and ideas, has definitely been a turning point to my photography. I'm fascinated by his approach to photography - and especially his books, which is very inspirational, and are one of the reasons why I started making photo books. Ralph Gibson has maintained a lifelong fascination with books and book-making. He talks about being a "book-artist" and the importance for him to still publish photo books. Because as he says:  - The book is the ideal interactive space, within which the viewer can look at the photographs, pause, reflect, and give themselves to the idea of the photograph. And there's a kind of content that only the book can support. If you make your own book, it's the one area within which you will maintain total autonomy, you make all the decisions, you take full responsibility, all credit and all the blame 
It is your book made by you...​​​​​​​
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