Nowadays it all seems so crystal clear. You take your digital camera, shoot some random pictures like a madman on the run, and finally you try to make the best out of it with a sophisticated photo manipulation program. It may sound stupid, but next time, try to imagine you’re still a celluloid hero, and that each and every click reduces the space left on your expensive 35 mm film. It’ ll change your attitude behind your camera, at least it did for me. O.K., I agree, sometimes (see picture) it’s almost impossible to get a perfect aim, because of the time and position factors.
I don’t know why, but every time I see those colourful people in the neighbourhood, I’m totally intrigued by the scene. We’ re not alike, and I probably don’ t understand their way of living at all, but they touch me again and again, in many different ways. What’s more, they remind me of Jan Yoors, a man without equal. His books are not only amazing, they’re also true.