What does being natural mean to you?
Being content with oneself. I think being weird and different makes you naturally yourself. I never try to be anything else.
What are you searching for in your models?
Someone that does not take themselves too seriously. Someone that is open-minded and charismatic.
Do you believe in the power of road movies and road photography?
Absolutely. It’s a form of teleportation. When a body of work can take you to a time and a feeling, that is a form of escapism. We want nothing more than to be in one place but feel other places around us. It challenges our memories and perception.
What made you choose the format of 120mm film?
It’s so much more precise. There is more time that goes into shooting on 120mm and you’re so much more involved in the process. I also just love the sound of the shutter.
Is it possible for a photo that you took to change its meaning overtime?
As time goes on, photos grow and allow people to perceive them in many ways. I think if it means something to you, it will most likely mean the same forever. It depends on how you perceived it initially.
How would you describe the different stages of remembering and the stages of forgetting?
Gradual. It happens over a long period of time. When you think about them less and less, your brain disregards the memory as it believes it is no longer useful. You must actively try to remember in order to keep those memories.
Are you afraid of losing memories?
What is paradise to you?
Paradise is a nice glass of wine, a sunset, sitting in my undies listening to waves and birds.
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