I recently scanned my old, abandoned negatives and realized I was always more interested in staging images, but I lacked the experience to do it confidently. Capturing the world around me in a documentary way just seemed more convenient, especially since I am a very shy person. But as I gained more experience, and I still couldn’t find what I was looking for in the world, I started to stage what I envisioned. First I just recreated scenes from my favorite movies using cardboard paper, later on asking my friends to participate, then strangers, and so on. I’ve always been an observer. Studying how the light falls on objects, how our perception of colour temperature changes during the day, really I am just excited for our everyday reality. All my images emerge from these workaday observations or scenes, but by staging them I have the means to create a scene exactly how I imagined it.