Monochrome art photos were my main focus during the first two decades 1974-1994.
After my daughter was born I turned my back on the darkroom and concentrated on colour.
I was taught for the first year at an evening class in Barnet, London by Australian photographer
Bruce Hart. I am indebted to him for revealing to me the poetics of photography and encouraging me
had caught my eye early on and the influence later surfaced in the form of Souvenirs. Later
Martin Parr’s work gave me a great deal of pleasure. As far as colour photography goes, the
photos of William Egglestone showed me what was possible in that respect.
I came of age in Germany after I moved to Berlin in the early eighties. Living was cheap and I was
immediately involved in my environment. Taking pictures for a local monthly gave me access
to all kinds of people and being involved in politics got me involved with spectacular street scenes.