Growing up as a dancer, I formed an intimate relationship with the human body’s ability to express. After I got injured, I taught myself photography as a new way to express myself. Now, I use photography as a tool to explore the concept of creating shapes and forms, with and within our bodies, with the purpose to change the way we experience our human form.
My shoots always start with a conversation with the model - lasting from 1 up to 6 hours - discussing everything our bodies have been through. And then, what is discussed inspires the way I photograph them. Besides the stories of my models; the way sculptors and dancers view the body as an ever-changing shape to express and create with, inspires me as well, and is something I strive for in my work.
My goal is to create an intimate safe space, where there’s room for honest vulnerability. So that both the model, and myself, can be challenged to step out of our comfort zones. My work is an aesthetic result of that intimate exchange.