We portray people of many varying backgrounds and cultures. Their ages range from 20 to 110 years old. We have held discussions with them, sometimes over many hours, asking about their lives and in particular their life changing experiences. Afterwards we were allowed to take a black and white photograph against a neutral background.
The intention here is to avoid any surroundings that may result in distractions or other connotations from the story. It makes no difference whether somebody lives in Peru, South Africa, New York, Switzerland or anywhere else. It is solely the focus on this person and the story behind them that matters. In these pictures we have attempted to capture the emotions of these recollections in an honest and intimate manner, without any voyeuristic or lurid aspects.