My studies in philosophy guided my photographic interest to more intangible aspects of human nature. Can a photograph reveal what is going on in someone’s mind? My work about mental health aims to achieve this by inviting the subject to be a co-author of their portrait, allowing them to reveal what is going on inside. I found myself exploring all sorts of subjects, from Ibiza inspired dancers to nuns in a convent, always curious to find out about my sitters motivations. How do we end up where we are, and where would we have been otherwise? What’s behind people’s minds and choices, together with how society sometimes stigmatises certain behaviours, are the leitmotifs that drive my research.
Through photography I aim to connect with my subject in a way that makes them feel acceptable and accepted. I hope to find ways to remove the prejudice and stereotype about someone or something, for the society and ultimately for myself.