About the Book
Black & white jazz photography
I was born on 28 January 1961 in Luxembourg. I got my first camera (an "Agfa Click"), in 1968. In 1977, I discovered jazz music. I started taking black & white photos at jazz concerts and festivals, using an Asahi Pentax K2 camera and most often Kodak Tri-X films. I made my own enlargements in my own dark room. After 1986, I got more and more involved at the jazzclubluxembourg, organizing jazz concerts and festivals, such as the annual Jazz Rallye Luxembourg. I was so busy, I stopped photographing for almost ten years. In 2003, I rediscovered photography thanks to a new digital camera. In 2007 I was the official photographer at the European awards ceremonies for the Eurodjango Eurojazz Awards. In October 2010, I had a private exhibition of 55 of my photographs at the cloister of the Centre Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye Neumünster Luxembourg-Grund. I was invited to contribute a photograph to JAZZ: The Smithsonian Anthology published by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings in 2011.