"My passion is meeting people in all the variety the world has to offer, while reminding me of the importance of carrying my camera with humor, compassion, humilty and curiosity.
My pursuit of new experiences rushes me to continually evolve my vision"
I was born in Paris of a french father and Sri Lankan mother. I speak English and French.
I am a professional photographer since 1989 after two years studying Photography at IDA-CREAR in Paris. I started in advertising as an assistant then as a photographer in a photo studio in Paris . Those were the days… Shooting with a Sinar view camera, using 4x5" film, a colour/grey scale and Balcar lightings. Then I would lock myself in a dark room for hours, (only for the Black&white prints).
Today, natural light is my-only-lighting-gear and my laptop is far more minimalistic than my old faithful dark room. Travelling light is comfortable!
Architecture photography - The lines, the shapes, the contrasts and textures characterise an intriguing field. The interaction between space and light is always appealing to explore.
My personal research photography work - My photographic field is mainly in Sri Lanka where I explore the luxurious landscapes through my road trips. I love driving which allows me to freely and spontaneously go anywhere.
Through my travels, I'm drawn to big cities where I like walking to explore the past within the present in Architecture and lifestyle.
There are so many places I would love to discover. So many travel plans!
Portraits - I hardly take portraits of people randomly as I don't feel comfortable doing so. There has to be an eye contact, a complicity, a story behind this brief connection. Only then, if they allow me, I feel comfortable taking a photograph of them.
All the portraits in my gallery are either from assignments, or some of these magic instant connections, or wonderful people I am grateful to have in my life.
About my assignments for humanitarian projects, I have a particular affection for this field and that is where the meaning of my quote above, is more than ever relevant.
If you have any questions or need a request for information about Architecture Photography, Exhibitions or Fine Art prints, you are welcome to send me an email.
Enjoy the visit!