NYCTALOPIA
2016

My work has mainly been inspired by a series of incidents and coincidences. Shooting in a new and different situation, like in the dark, doesn't have to be complicated. Especially nowadays, in a time when you can take a picture with your phone in most situations even if there's no light. I simply need to expose longer and the pictures will turn out.

I was wandering through a very posh neighborhood in Luxembourg City called Belair, and my night blindness didn't make my work easier. Thus, I focused on every little light I saw on the street. Most of the time, I was interested in a specific light in a window - that's what caught my attention. When you're looking at a house at night with its lights on, you immediately imagine the people inside. The inside literally steps outside through that light.

I've always wondered what was actually going on in these flats or houses, as if it was my place. As a portraitist, I feel like I'm taking pictures of places that are actually about people because I feel a human presence.

I see differently in the dark. Night is a quiet time without much going on - the world moves much more slowly and lot of things disappear in the darkness.