Tell us something about you. Why and since when have you been photographing? Do you remember your first pictures? We are curious.
I started photography a bit late, I was 24 at that time. It happened while I was staying in Bangkok for 7 months. I had a lot of free time and a camera, so I thought “why not make some pics”. My first pics were total bullshit, obvious boring stuff, typical touristic things. I didn’t have motives for the first 6 months but I think that it’s ok cause you have to make these first steps anyway. I’m trying not to look at these pics now. On the other hand, I have always adored trash, ugly aesthetics, some weird stuff. And naked people, of course. So I decided to combine it somehow. It was hard. First, to find models who are ready to get naked in front of you, to ask people to make some weird positions. Usually, it’s not only me behind the camera, there are also people standing in the front of it. And I think it’s not only me expressing myself but also my models taking risks and trying to do something different from their stereotypical Instagram faces.
How do you get inspired and motivated?
I do not. I just do stuff which I like to do. The result of my work is my motivation. I can wait for inspiration but I think that’s a wrong idea, you have to push yourself, otherwise how can you succeed?
Nudity and pictures of sexuality is a double-edged sword. Have you ever experienced that your audience completely misunderstood your intentions – and what did this do to your way of taking pictures?
Lots of the times. It’s really easy to get misunderstood if you are trying to make something outside the acceptation zone. Some people think that my pictures are not beautiful, some get offended by them. I can’t fight it and it’s normal. I use a lot of on-camera flash and lots of people said to me that it’s wrong and the result is ugly. It’s their opinion and they may as well deny my statements of the shooting.