The artist and scientist within him are inseparably interwoven. Numerous aspects from both worlds unite in photography, enabling him to take an alternative view of the world and establish new connections among the elements of a scene.
For many years, his main task as an experimental chemist was almost a passion: developing and creating novel, complex connections at the molecular level. In photography, he creates fictitious, minimalist compositions using elements from nature and man-made technology. These two fields are united by a significant aspect of his personality: the drive to creatively develop new things and materialize them as tangible, visual objects comes from within him.
His works primarily focus on small creatures or inanimate subjects from nature, which are combined with industrially produced elements. He strives to present this ‘nature versus technology’ contrast to the observer, and simultaneously dissolve it photographically, so that the ultimate result of every composition is an aesthetically harmonious unity. To achieve this, he mainly utilizes the structures, shapes, and colors of the selected elements, which when combined with the right perspective, light, and a minimalist presentation, yield an emotionally engaging piece. The clarity and order of the subjects with defined lines and shapes often play a pivotal role in the process.
However, the actual image (the photograph) represents merely the first step of his artistic endeavor. It’s in the second step that he applies targeted digital post-editing to shape the final form of his artistic photographic vision of the piece. The adjustments in the realms of light, shadow, and contrast are consistently aimed at lending the work his personal way of seeing, as well as at amplifying the desired impact on the observer. This step enables him, as an artist, to find full expression creatively and freely, completely independent of the practical limitations that sometimes arise in the real world of close-up photography.
With his pictures, his intention is to transport the viewer into a macro world beyond everyday experience, where nature and human-made technology cooperate in an unconventional manner. With each image, the viewer steps into a visionary space, where a brief story about a living being from our engineered environment is narrated, and where, in the end, the two worlds merge into a unique entity. During this process, images emerge which possess a novel aesthetic and expression, enabling the observer to partake in a new emotional experience. However, his works aren’t intended to be merely aesthetic; they also have a cognitive aspect. They assist in enhancing the understanding of the coexistence of nature and technology, demonstrating how the two worlds are inseparably tied in a symbiotic relationship, complementing and mutually influencing each other. [Official Website]