I cover general news – so all sorts of events.
I started out as a private photographer in a studio back in 1996, and then began working as a press photographer in 1999. I learnt to take pictures by practicing, training and watching other shooters.
It is hard to remember my actual first assignment, but for me it feels like every time I go out to shoot a story, it’s my first. I try to train myself to benefit and learn from the mistakes I’ve made in the past.
Shooting stories that involve a lot of human interest leaves a big mark on me. I feel that they help emphasise the value of human beings, as well as the value of life in general.
The audience that I have in mind can change from story to story, but in general I am keen to convey the message of my assignment to everybody.
My biggest lesson has been to put safety first. I try not to forget caution and rush.
I respect people who treat others as they would like to be treated themselves.