Verden har definitivt gått videre siden jeg fotograferte Genesis, Uriah Heep, Slade og Frank Zappa på 70-tallet med Tri-X presset til 800 eller 1600 ASA. Etter at jeg i august 2012 åpnet boksen med min Leica M Monochrom har M9en ligget mye i bagen. Med sitt brede gråtonespekter, ekstreme skarphet og lysfølsomhet har Monochrom blitt en favoritt.
Growing up I was always fond of the visual. I was fascinated by the skill of some people who could take an idea or an impression and make it last. Paintings, drawings, sculptures all represented what I saw as genuine artistic expression. However, I was incapable of drawing a straight line or replicating these forms of art that I admired. I became frustrated with not having a way to express myself.