From being an observer in most of my previous practice as a photographer, capturing what was already there, I began to explore the camera as an instrument to express myself and create what would not be unless I made it happen. This led me to examine myself as a photographic territory.
Reoccurring themes I encounter are The Original Sin and the connection between courage and mercy. When I am the object to my own photography, I establish a distance between myself and the lens – a veil – by blurring the image with cracked mirrors or long exposures. Partly to protect myself from complete nakedness, to focus on the emotions that arises rather than my own appearance, and most importantly to remove the private character of the photograph. I want my work to be personal indeed, intimate even, but never private.
To me the mirror also represents a witness –The companion and the revealer.