From pure black and white to digital photography, self taught and always inspired by his obsession with light, shadows, contrasts and the way they come together in his images. Street, social and documentary photography are his great passion. Having lived in diverse environments and travelled to many different places his camera has taught him to see world and how people live in it in a different light.   Street photography has taught to him see. He is inspired by people simply living their lives. He was born and grew up in Africa and lived there until the age of 19. He bought his first camera when he was 16 and the journey began and 40 years later it still continues stronger than ever.   He met wonderful people living in so many different situations and  was so inspired by how much beauty there was to be found. This marked and shaped him as a photographer. It was extremely gratifying. The hardest point in his artistic journey as a photographer was being a perfectionist, sometimes to the point of it becoming an obsession. Street photography helped him overcome this. There is no perfection in it. Only an instance of someone´s life that lasts a fraction of a second and then it´s gone forever. It taught him to see the beauty in the imperfect.  His art is found in the way people interact with their environment, nothing is planned or set up. It just happens. That for him is the beauty of street, social and travel photography.

stephanus meyer

Equipment I use:

Olympus OMD EM 1 Mark III +  7 – 14 f2.8 Pro + 12 – 45 f4 Pro