I studied to be a historian. This immediately affected the way I looked at the subject at hand – to me, it seemed to have a liturgical, at times almost a religious tone to it. But overall, photography has this way of leading me happily from one universe to another, from one exploration to another, so almost every project differs from the previous one. However, photography, as I conceive it, is a sort of writing, and my writing evolves over time while also preserving – I believe – my personal ‘grammar’, my ‘syntax’. Specifically, I follow my personal ‘principles’ of photography: I define myself as a street photographer. My photographs are candid snapshots, which means no staging, no additional lighting, no cropping. Photography, as I try to practice it, only makes sense when it contributes to a better understanding of reality.