The other day I talked to a friend about why I love shooting portraits so much. My usual answer is that I love connecting with people and making them feel good about themselves. People who know me well usually say that I’m different when I’m taking photos and to be honest – they are right. Sometimes in life I struggle with being too introverted, too scared to risk something or being too rational about things. When I have my camera in my hands I’m such a different person. Then it’s easy for me to connect with someone, I enjoy being around people and feel a certain strength. Then it’s easy for me to relax and have fun. I guess when you do something that makes you truly happy, it’s easy to stop worrying, to stop doubting yourself or feeling insecure. You just DO things and really enjoy them.
From time to time it can then even happen that I end up taking photos of someone just after stumbling upon their profile on instagram and liking what I see.