When did you decide to become a photographer?
It was an organic process. I saw the work of photographers like Cartier-Bresson, Frank, Kertesz and others and knew that this is what I wanted to do with my life.
How would you define your style of photography?
I work on the street photograph life. It dictates to me what happens. Not me.
I work fast and seek an "out of the corner of the eye" immediacy and energy. One camera: a Leica M. One lens: 35 mm. Worry about nothing but what is going on in front of me.
Who are the most influential photographers in your career?
The work of the photographers mentioned above still move me. Practically, I worked with Annie Leibovitz and Joel Meyerowitz in New York and Michel Comte in Los Angeles. Meyerowitz introduced me to Leica's. Leibovitz, probably the all round strongest photographer I have ever worked with, showed me how to make photographs every day, no excuses. Deliver the goods. Period. Comte showed me how a photographer's kinetic energy can translate into energy in photographs.