Presence - that's the most important virtue for any portrait. It is important for me to capture the person's character traits and values regardless of whether it's a spontaneous portrait or an arranged one.

The composition is crucial and it is one of the most enjoyable aspects of photography in my opinion.

I believe that portraying people in an artistic way is an interesting way to show every person's inner beauty.

The human has always created portraits of each other. In the past, perhaps as a sculpture or a painting. In the photographic genre the first portrait was created in 1839. Since then the portrait genre has developed and trends have come and gone.

I try to create images based on how I feel without getting caught up in current trends, even if I let myself be inspired by them. In the end it is the feeling in the image that is paramount.

A selection of portrait images
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