"Art making is a form of alchemy, in a way, because you are trying…to make gold from nothing. When it works very well is when you manage to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary."
"I first got curious about Stralsund because I saw an old postcard from the days of the GDR. And what I always notice about images from that era is that everything is very poor, very sparse, and you can always see that the cities were very sparsely lit. But I kind of like it that East Germany was under-lit. It’s not necessarily nostalgic; it’s simply what struck me about it."