I assumed the challenge of ﬁnding balance on the verge of history. My ambition was to cross the spacial and time borders at once. I began photographing people who have uprooted themselves from their homes because of war, poverty or lack of prospects and reached countries very different than their own under a refugee identity. I then complemented their physical travel with an opportunity to travel through time under a royal identity.
Immigrants in royal garments pose as European political leaders to challenge you, the viewer, to a mental drill –– Is anything wrong with these pictures? I try to exercise your mind, to free you from the groundless confinements of prejudice. I confront you with an alternate reality to encourage you to behold within yourself this contemporary truth: "us versus them" does not belong in the story of our relationship with foreign people who are asking to come in.