Portrait of me by Vedran Vidak, my mentor and role model, the one that I look up to.
Like any other photographer who pursues art, I try to bring something personal to every photo I take.
I am still learning a lot about photography every day, but as much as I discover through this discipline, I still recognize that photography is an open space, in which there are constantly new opportunities to explore it deeper.
After spending a few years capturing regional subjects and scenery, I thought I could really challenge myself in the field, and so I joined a mission to Tanzania with an aid association.
In retrospect, I look at that decision as a kind of instinctual compass which reinforced my desire to do this type of photography.
I also find myself surrendering more and more to Africa, although I don’t think it is a conscious decision on my part. Instead, there is an unparalleled and reassuring spirit emanating from that continent that it overwhelms with genuine and raw energy. And so, I was lured by it from the beginning, and that is where I feel I belong.