I love to look at people. Yet a face is difficult to observe—to look
longer than a few seconds can be confrontational and uncomfortable. It's
only through the indirect course of the portrait that it is possible
to be alone with the visage and its gaze.
That's why I like to photograph people, especially people I don’t really know.
In the beginning there is a tension; but mostly, after photographing for a while,
the disquiet shifts into concentration. This is the moment I want to capture.
It's brief and silent, but often very intimate.