How are you? And what did you do before you sat down for the interview?
I’m doing alright although its a very strange time where lots of last-minute changes are happening concerning my work/exhibitions etc. Before this interview, I woke up very early to walk through the city with my father so he could photograph city landscapes. He is a hobby photographer.
Tell us something about you. Since when have you been photographing? Do you remember your first pictures?
I have been busy with photography for as long as I can remember. My first memory is taking a disposable camera to a schooltrip to an amusement park. The whole day I was busy with the camera and making images, constructing them and placing classmates as models. My father developed them, found the images interesting for a child and gave me my first camera after that.
Talking about first pictures – on your website you write that you initially wanted to become a detective. So lovely. When did that change, and why?
I have always been very curious about the world around me. Initally my photography projects were merely a way to get in to situations where I didn’t belong. I like that as a photographer I’m often anonymous, looking through a camera to see the world at a different way. Looking for things others may not see. Showing them a different reality.
I also had a very romantic idea of a detective (and that a life like that would not be romantic at all). I thought about it as someone shifting persona’s to get certain information. I saw it a bit as theatre, playing a different character whenever you need too. This interest in theatre and performance comes back in my work where I try to stay on the line of fiction and reality.