Do you approach your work for editorial and advertising clients differently?
"Absolutely. For the editorial part, I like to think about an idea, work on it, plan it and set up a team to create what I have in my mind and express myself exactly the way I want. I choose everything from the start to the end. For commercial work, I have to deal with the needs of the client and my artistic vision. I tend to be chosen for my aesthetic and often have freedom when it comes to art direction, choice of models, locations and so on. It is a balance between expressing myself freely with constraints."
What advice would you give someone hoping to break into this field?
"I think the most important thing is to work on the style that makes you feel alive – vibrate almost – and to really go for it. It's crucial that you listen to yourself and your instincts. Also, take a lot of pictures!"
As someone who suffers with confidence issues, how important is self-belief as a photographer?
"There are a lot of photographers today, many of whom do not suffer with a lack of confidence. If you shy away from an opportunity, one of those photographers will take it from you. So you must grab your courage with both hands and go for it. If you don't have confidence in yourself, then build confidence in your work. Ultimately, if you want to make a living from your work, then you have no choice but to show it and share it."
Where do you hope your photography will take you next?
"I can't wait to hit the road again and go on my next adventure, wherever that may be. I plan to set off for several months to meet people, share moments with them and immortalise them in photos."