My artistic practice is well anchored in the tradition of street and documentary photography. I step quietly into a space, I observe it, and at times I photograph its inhabitants, as they pass by in ephemeral fleeting moments.
Even if my projects are not “documentary” in nature, the way I work (no staging, mostly unnoticed, in public settings, without any substantial editing) makes my images by definition also documents of a precise time and space. My passers-by have been there. They existed once. And we are all witnesses.
But I strive to build compositions that create the fiction of having been set up, with sitters posing for me. In a contrast with the traditional studio portraits in which unnatural poses strive to look natural, I strive to find the “posing” in the natural stream of passers-by, and to show the theatrical aspect of the streets