[Photographer, b. 1969, São Paulo, Brazil, lives in Los Angeles.]
The body is a place where our mind resides, and that’s what I’m photographing.
I wasn’t interested in just photographing someone naked, I was interested in representing them as clothed in their own skin, secure in themselves.
I think you can photograph a certain sliver of human presence in its absence... images taken in the empty rooms, the marks left on the walls, disappearing shadows, etc.
[The most important factor in making a good picture is] to know who or what you are photographing. It is not about photography; it should be about life.
Digital [photography] has sped up the process to a point that it’s a bit self-destructive. It is like driving by a new neighborhood without stopping for a walk. Special discoveries need time.
I photograph [people] as if photographing flowers.