...growing up, I was surrounded by Nazi imagery, like everybody in Germany, and for a boy obsessed with photography it left an indelible impression on me. Later this influence was tempered by Brassai nad Dr. Erich Salomon. My love of photography at night started with m early experience of [shooting in] the Brelin undergrund [subway] stations. Even today I love photographing by the light of street lamps or in the glare of my flash.

on Germany. "American Photo", January/February 2000, page 90