My last photographic (2013-2014) work consists in a series of diptychs combining portraits of people from Sarajevo and a picture of words written by the portrayed person. This is not only about war. More than 20 years have passed, is also about hopes, dreams and concrete demands from ordinary people.
Most of these portraits are of persons randomly met on the street.
The time for a small chat, sometimes around a cup of coffee, and we suddenly make a portrait and the person writes a message.
I say “we”, because I can only take portraits when I manage to construct a deep – even if passing – relationship between me, the photographer, and the person I meet.
In my encounters, my first concern is the quality of the interaction and then I think about the picture from an esthetic and technical point of view.