For me, the fascination of portraiture is in the relationship between the photographer and the subject. For my work to be successful there must be a play among several elements: what is subconsciously there; what sitters do for the camera; what happens when I am with them and the unplanned things that happen. I take a lot of pictures and when I am shooting, I almost go into a trance. It all happens so fast that not until afterwards can I see whether all of the elements coalesce. It's like magic.