"At this time in my life, I’m ready to accept or own a kind of romance and melancholy or melodrama that I wasn’t ready to reveal before. It was always there in my inner life as an artist, but I was too afraid to share it."
"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."