On Photography

It’s complicated

My relationship to photography is long and complicated. The disciplines I strived for took me on unforeseen journeys. My passion and the shifting changes of the photography industry allowed me to explore different disciplines of photography, of the world and eventually of myself.

My passion was always photojournalism. I wanted to travel the world and tell stories of the beautiful, the unfortunate, and of things that lurk in the shadows. This passion and drive allowed for adventures in Afghanistan, in Pakistan, a lot of India and Nepal. Photographing beautiful people, worn cities and stunning landscapes, this passion still kindles inside of me. Every chance I get I continue to pursue this type of work – to explore the world and tell stories. This work can be seen on my instagram account:

Fashion Photography
The times changed. By 2010 the digitalisation of photography had taken full swing. And after the challenging experiences in Afghanistan I realised I’m simply not cut out to live in wars. I could not commit to the life on the road. To continue exploring the world, I needed stable ground. So I dove into the world of fashion photography. I enjoyed it for a long time. The beauty, the creativity, the wonderful people I worked with. This work can be seen on my instagram account: #ckmbcn

Art Photography
After my HIV diagnosis, my passion for photography vanished. I needed my time and energy to focus on my own healing. To recover from the challenge that HIV had given me. As the years passed, I tried to return to photography, but the industry I knew had changed too much. Instagram, Filters, Influencers – I felt that I missed the connection during my absence of working in photography. So I turned the camera on myself; I started exploring my life with HIV. The work I do mostly these days, in forms of exhibitions and artwork can be found on this instagram account: #ongoingviral

And today, I am slowly starting to rediscover a passion I had forgotten for long. I am inching my way back into the world of photography.

Frame by Frame