I initially studied photography mostly to become a portraitist.
I learned that in order to capture someone’s state of mind, personality or essence, it is of the utmost importance that the person is approached respectfully and feels at ease – luckily, that was easy for me. It is a privilege for me to spend a moment with another person of any age or background and, in the process, discover another world.
Some of my most enjoyable shootings were spent with children. They are usually naturally at ease and spontaneous, and thus unpredictable – and that’s the fun part. Observing without expectations is key.
And observing people, I can’t stop doing (on buses, in parks, on the street, everywhere). I have a database of faces and facial features in my mind. If I see a face or a feature that ressembles no other I have seen, I am in awe.
So many faces, bodies, people!