I like to be in the face of things I am afraid of. I like taking photos of people, although I was never particularly comfortable photographing people. The moments that I choose for my series (photographs) are moments which I experience.
When I started doing photography, I used a simple technique: shot frontally with a Medium-Format camera; and I began taking photos of my friends who were the same age as me.
I prefer to show people in their own environments, as in the “Playtime” Series. I’ve been teaching photography at school for ten years. At first because of the small age gap, my students and I as a teacher were similar, but after several years, the relationship between us changed. I shot this series at school. I prefer to capture my subjects within their own environment: the place at which they spend at least eight hours a day. With my framing, I tried, as far as I could, to remove the details from the scene, because the characters in my frames were more important. I wanted to show the moments at which I saw my students for years, somewhere between childhood and adulthood. A wide range of complex, almost contradictory emotions like exhaustion, pride, joy, and fear.