…we are given tiny distorted upside-down images in the eyes and we see separate solid objects in surrounding space. From the patterns of stimulation on the retina we perceive the world of objects in our mind and it is… a miracle…” - R.L. Gregory, “Eye and Brain,” 1966.
Most of our impressions about the world and our memories of it are based on sight. Visual perception has been compared to the operation of a photographic camera. Like the lens of a camera, the lens of the eye focuses an inverted image onto the retina. As a neurophysiologist I am constantly fascinated by how the brain works. For me the Canon EOS 6D digital camera with my favorite Canon 100mm/2.8 macro and Canon 400 mm/4.0 IS lenses are tools for expanding visual perception of our surrounding natural world.
My goal is photographing for pleasure to reveal things that are either bypassed or not fully seen. My camera gives me a unique way to stop a bird in flight against laws of physics, magnify small subjects, and bring the near closer. It is also the most honest way to show nature's amazing creations. My interest in photography has expanded over the course of 25 years now. At the beginning I captured photographs on black and white film and processed them in my own darkroom. It amazed me every time when a picture came out. Next I switched to slides and color film but currently I shoot mainly digital pictures and enjoy on-the-spot prints.