From my physics background, interAction is a process by which elementary particles interact with each other to induce emission or absorption of one particle by another. The result is a known and repeatable outcome.
When I started to photograph “InterActions”, I was under the impression that my subjects (instead of particles) would display known behavior. At first it was – love, tenderness, fear, anger, sadness, joy, disgust, trust, anticipation and more. But what became powerful is the strength of these interactions. Spending time with my subjects, I could feel the depth of the moment. “InterActions” took on new meanings where the outcomes were unknown, where energy reached “unexplainable” crescendos.
Like in science, I repeated my experience multiple times, returning to meet my subjects, expecting a repeatable outcome. And I found a resounding difference:
“InterActions” was a continuum of action, response, and reaction. As time had passed, the subjects became more mature. “The decisive moments” (quote by Henri Cartier Bresson) reached new “highs” and “lows”. As a photographer, it became very clear that I had also grown and I now could embrace “InterActions” has non-repeatable events.