What inspired you to start this project? I was inspired by these beautiful people and wanted to make them the protagonists. Their photophobia is due to the absence of melanin, and this causes them to literally live in the shadows. Seeing as photography is basically light, I thought it would be interesting to invite them into my studio and photograph them under ambient light.
How did you find the subjects to feature in the series? In most cases they refused upon first contact. However, slowly a few people began to accept and enjoyed the experience, so they invited relatives or friends to participate. The project started growing very organically. During my second year photographing the subjects, the series was published and people began to contact me to ask if I could photograph them or their family.