The photographers I’ve admired most are the ones who managed to
insert themselves into the lives of ordinary people and gain their
trust, thereby allowing themselves to be ‘seen’ by the camera.
Robert Frank, Henri Cartier Bresson, Sebastian Salgado and Robert Capa
are the first that come to mind, but there are many others. The images in
this archive are mostly film originals. They are the legacy of three decades
of work and travel in North, South and Central America, Scandanavia and
the Carribean. They were shot on the street, in markets, private homes,
waterfronts, fields, factories, fiestas and rural villages. Some are stolen,
some are set up, some are the result of bi-lateral cooperation. All of them
are a reflection of ’Life As You Know It’.