I was born Sarajevo in the former Yugoslavia. I moved to London when I was eight years old, just before all the madness started back home. I have been intrigued about most forms of art since I was a kid. Music was the first to make a profound impact on me when I was young. For some reason, the need of having a camera was a recent urge – I have been pretty ignorant about the world of photography until fairly recently.
I was in Colombia two years ago and felt an increasing need to interact with the world/reality around me. I had to buy a camera when I got back. I have been a big fan of cinema for a long time and was amazed by the emotional and visual impact of cinematography. I used to like to pause scenes from films that I felt were amazing photos.
Everywhere and anywhere. To me I’m interacting with life around me and this doesn’t just exist in the “street”. Things are still happening when you get back home, or go for a swim, or get ready for bed. The majority of my photos are from London as this is where spend most of my time. Of course, traveling brings a different perspective.
All the time, with or without a camera. I try to bring my camera everywhere I can, just in case inspiration hits and I get focused into the moment. I’m always looking and analyzing my surroundings even if I can’t take photos.
I don’t really have any pre-conceived ideas of what the photo should look like or what it should mean. I always have a lot of questions but I’m less interested in the answers. Most often I walk around London, get lost finding moments to interact with, and try to make some sense of what I’m photographing. I try not to think about things too much and just be part of the experience and trust my instinct to deal with the framing and composition. I welcome happy accidents and let them in when they intrude into a situation.
I feel there are different layers of reality and the ones we immediately see are limited by the receptors we have. It’s a continuing struggle to find ways to get “deeper” in the sense of myself and the environment around me. Photography allows me to explore and confront the world from my perspective and get immersed it .