I was 17 when I saw an exhibition of Jan's images in france. It was the most amazing thing that I had ever seen. I was hooked, I bought every postcard that the gallery had of his work. This was the beginning for me, this was it, I wanted to do what he did. I was fascinated by Jan's images, they were like nothing I had seen before, they were photographs but also like paintings, they had texture, they had bizarre and unusual subjects, and for years my 'ideal image' the photograph I would strive to take, was I see now, my version of a Jan Saudek photograph.