Despite the fact that the technical quality of some shots leaves much to be desired they have life and it is much more important. Ten years is not such a long time, but a lot has changed not only in my life, but also in profession itself. Big is seen in the distance. From the very beginning I tried to learn how to shoot better, to understand some ephemeral heights. Perhaps it is ironic that since I've learned to shoot I dream to shoot in the same way when I started. After all it turned out that this photo captured on a banal mobile device is much more meaningful in its statement than the shot taken on the best and most expensive device.
It's not about the technique, of course, though it's partly about it too. But the state of mind is the most important thing. The photographer is a man of free consciousness and any restrictions are painful and detrimental for the result of creativity.
Photojournalism gives you the freedom to go where you can't and see what you'd rather not see. Every day is not like the previous one, a new day is a new story. But the more you know, the greater the sorrow is. Such a way of life, as it would not be desirable, often leads the photographer to cynicism, skepticism and misanthropy. Rich experience does not always change a person for the better. Therefore I want to keep this childish casual look at things, this sincere connection with people through photography, because sooner or later there may come a time when it will be the only unifying factor.
“The photographer begins to feel big and bloated and so big he can’t walk through one of these doors because he gets a good byline, he gets notices all over the world and so forth; but they’re really – the important people are the people he photographs”