To take photographs means to recognize - simultaneously and within a fraction of a second - both the fact itself and the rigorous organization of visually perceived forms that give it meaning.
It is putting one's head, one's eye and one's heart on the same axis.
Photography is a way of shouting, of freeing oneself, not of proving or asserting one's own originality. It's a way of life.
Even though my work for the past thirty-five years has had nothing to do with photography, I have always considered the last more than a hobby since I was a child. Camera obscura until the end of the '90s, then the digital revolution.
I like to mix old and new technologies - many of the shots in this collection have been made digitally but with 'ancient' lenses and accessories.
I have always been devoted to detail - as far as I'm concerned, a detail often reveals much more than the whole in which it is contained. Except for very rare cases, I don't photograph people or animals.
Here I have selected some shots and organized them into four large rough categories, but the categorization is often arbitrary and limiting.
Because everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise.
Then you find The Big Picture, the Details, and Everything In Between.
Our past is full of sufferings, emotions, illuministic optimism, pollution, poverty and wealth - the good, the bad and the ugly of our history, everything in one place.
Even having precise needs and goals, the aesthetics has never been underestimated by many engineers; it is clearly visible in any detail of their creations.
Machines have to convey the feelings of strength and beauty together. They are an astounding mixture of engineering, mechanics, design, and love.
When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.