You once wrote that you take pictures so you don’t forget. Is photography a kind of documentary of your life?
You could say that. At the same time it is an escape. That’s also what I meant with the universe just now. You create your own little world that you can look back on.
Does that mean that you draw inspiration from your own work?
I do copy myself at times. First I think I’m very unimaginative, but then I discover how nice it is to find a new perspective or a new vibe or that feeling when you have someone new in front of your camera and you do things better than you might have done three or five years before. But as far as inspiration goes, I’m more inspired by movies or music.
What type of movies, for example?
A couple of weeks ago I watched Interstellar again, and it inspires me every time. Oddly enough, I worked with the cinematographer of the film just four weeks ago. He also did Her, which is another favorite film of mine. And all of a sudden, I was on set with him. It was inspiring to just watch him work, even though he wasn’t doing anything special at all. I didn’t learn anything technical either, he’s a cinematographer and I’m a photographer. But this professionalism, coupled with an amazing level of ease – that was really exciting to see.