I can make friends and I have my own political opinions. But I try to keep this away from photography. I don't try to give explanations with my work because photography cannot tell everything. It can show, it can translate emotions. I prefer pictures that provoke questions [to those that offer opinions]. I want people to form their ideas themselves.
Yes, there are some things that we need to talk about in the industry. I hate post-production work that’s done to make a bad picture look nice. Any post-production editing I do is about making my pictures look more neutral and closer to reality, because a digital shot is sometimes too sharp and too artificial-looking.
Some people who consider themselves purists say pictures must be uncropped and not staged. That doesn’t matter for me. What matters to me is the honesty of the photographer – if you stage your photography then OK, but you have to tell people. If you stage photography and make people believe it’s real, then that’s a problem. But fiction in photography can be a very powerful way to tell stories.