When shooting, what is your thought process with hair? Does the moment direct the hair, or does the hair direct the moment? I usually tend to quite clearly plan and direct my shoots and compositions. This also applies to hair, but it definitely is the one component during a shoot that moves the least predictably. While I still often try to compose it the way I originally intended to, hair is the thing I would most likely give in to spontaneously. It’s hard for me to give up control during shoots, but hair marks the one exception I’m willing to make. I still like to direct the moment, but hair is a great support in doing it.
Can you describe your own relationship with hair? Regarding my own hair, I’m not very experimental. Despite one short episode where I declared Victoria Beckham my style icon and wore a bob, I always had very long hair and I’m not planning to change it. Personally, I feel more feminine and tender with long hair and mourn every inch I have to cut. Sometimes my hair even gives me the opportunity to hide. Since childhood, I suffer from psoriasis, which especially affects my scalp. My hair helps to cover the sore, flaky and sometimes bloody spots on my skin and makes me feel protected when I feel insecure and vulnerable about my illness.