For as long as I remember, I always felt fascinated by photography. As an adolescent, I began experimenting with light and with light-sensitive materials and taking my first pictures, spending countless hours in the darkroom.
In 1974 I began studying photographic techniques at the Fine Arts Section of the École des Arts et Métiers in Luxembourg.
During a year and a half I got familiar with the field of photography at a photographic studio, before resuming my studies at the Fine Arts Section of the École des Arts et Métiers, which I graduated in 1977. Thus, in 2014, I became an independent photographer and a freelance graphic designer.
For more than three decades I had a successful career as a graphic designer and art director, as a freelance and at various communication agencies, yet I never abandoned my early passion.
In my photographic works I tend to capture the infiniteness of light that will be revealed only to those who spare the time to observe nature. Since the autumn of 2015, I am exhibiting my impressions from Belgium, Bulgaria, Crete, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, The Netherlands, Portugal, Scotland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.
The black-and-white landscapes, cityscapes and street photographs, record the ephemeral evanescent metamorphosis of nature.
To obtain results more suited to my perception, I use classical black-and-white filters (polarising, infrared, red, orange, yellow and green) in order to approximate my view of lights and contrasts, while reducing to a minimum the interventions after the shooting. The processes used are very similar to the ones in the darkroom.
Pepe Pax 2019