I photograph intimate and emotional relations between couples. The images are taken from daily life, and the subjects are myself and my wife. I focus on unguarded moments showing a couple eating, resting, talking, feeling bored, listless, being sexual, et cetera—living—to capture intimate psychological and emotional feelings between two people. Influences have been the films of Fassbinder and Ingmar Bergman and renaissance and Nineteenth Century painting. I see what is in front of me, feel an emotional and visceral connection, and capture this in photographs. Documenting how people live their lives, my photographs trace the poetry and lyricism of daily life.
These images are taken as if there was no camera--or photographer--in the room. As a result, we experience a couple’s life unfold, see their unguarded moments, and watch them just exist.