I began with photography rather late in life. Actually when my younger brother bought a new camera -back in 1988- I started out with his equipment, a rather accidental way to start a hobby!
But without any formal training (I studied mathematics) my first years in photography were without any real progress. But gradually, by looking at the work of a lot of photographers and the many deficiencies of most of my own photos, I began to learn what mattered -and what not.
Roughly speaking I've concentrated on two areas in my photography: mediaeval architecture - coming from a love for all things mediaeval such as music, painting, sculpture and, of course, architecture. The other area is landscape photography.
Being a teacher I'm able to make several one-week trips each year, mostly to Great Britain, Spain and France - countries rich in both beautiful architecture and nature.
Over these last few years photography has become my primary interest on my travels, adding considerably to the enjoyment when light and landscape combine to make an intense and memorable moment. I hope my photos evoke some of that intensity, although -obviously- it doesn't compare to the excitement of actually 'being there'.