My relationship with photography runs deep. Since I was a child, my family has been involved in various aspects of photography. From my grandfather's photography shop, to my mother's studio, I remember learning about the magic of light. I recall developing film photographs, and the time and process it took to bring the image to life. For many years I have used photography as a way to fulfill my creativity. Therefore, I enjoy many different kinds of photography, such as portraits and events, nature and landscapes, as well as macro.

Over the years, photography has combined with other passions in my life. During the last fifteen years, I have also been involved in the world of chess, as a player, as a teacher, as a private coach, a tournament director, and of course also as a photographer of chess events. Though there is little "action" at the board physically compared with other sports, I enjoy capturing the subtle and ephemeral emotions that come across during a game. It's a way of trying to picture the mind, and in that, I am continually challenged to find that key moment of expression. You can see some of my published work in Chess Life for July (2012) and (2013).