It was planned floating. I decided to go to a place that I knew very little about. I tried to intentionally go somewhere where I had no definite purpose, no preconceptions and just start shooting – and through shooting lots, find the directions and the themes that drive me. I'm from a small town, and if you are from a small town, you either feel like you always belonged there or that you should have never been there in the first place. When you belong to the latter, you wonder about the conflicting realities of your social surroundings and you will feel alienated from an early age.
At the same time, alienation creates a strong desire for belonging and intimacy. These are the driving conflicts of adolescence and young adulthood, and it seems that I have to cope with them longer than other people. It probably also explains why I am drawn to the early works of many writers, books that are slightly solipsistic, a first-person narrator who has to grasp the reality of their surroundings. I am attracted to their voices, they test your empathy and they become part of you. I think photography can be done in a similar way; in the end, it’s an essay, a poem, and the main benefit from seeing a certain body of work is to absorb the voice, the eyes of that particular photographer.