Presentation - Two Sides of Life As I’ve mentioned in other parts of this website, I can boil my photographic inspiration down to one thing: the female body and shape. Doing an artbook on women felt like a natural call to me, and had I not gone to Sicily in 2002, chances are ”Two Sides of Life” would have been one-sided. But in the Capo di Milazzo cemetery, I had an incredibly strong experience, one I will never forget. One that soon drove me to shoot the counterpart to the life-affirming first section: interpreting death as it met me in whichever country and location I happened to be in. Shooting the second part of the book was never forced. It truly felt like the cemeteries came to me. In retrospect, the fact that the book became a two-sided reflection over both life and death; both beauty and the ugly parts, that we don’t want to think about, actually makes a lot of sense. I am fascinated by beauty, but also by human destiny which, as you know, doesn’t always mean a happy ending. I am a realist, I live where I am, when I’m there.