It is one of my great passions to tell stories about people with whom I can identify. My portraits are personal and I prefer to write in the first person. This makes it easier for the reader and for myself to identify with the person I am portraying.
When I do interviews I use them to initialize an intuitive process where I explore the person or the culture that I work with. All the stories are based on facts but at the same time, I allow myself to sense and feel the person I am portraying and often I put an extra layer of reflection into the story. Naturally, this layer has to be approved by the person I portray and when it works as it should it allows the reader to go deeper and closer.