The images in this series are an attempt to capture human stories in everyday life, those inhabiting the space between the strange and the ordinary; I quest for people that levitate between a pragmatical and mythological space; I trace through humans’ conditions the poetry of the ordinary, the paradox of choice, the hidden longings, the ceaseless expectation and the fragility of the self. I am interested at the novelist side of human beings, those expressing the thing that cannot be expressed, giving substance with their gaze, their gestures to the inexplicable nature of life. Many times I wonder if these faces are random encounters, inhabiting elusively my memory or persistent beings that keep returning back to my memory, demanding attention. As Burroughs said, "we are living to the studio of reality". So how are you gonna trap reality without making an illustration out of it? Most of the times I stage the people, as if realism is not enough and I have to manipulate reality so it can manifest itself. Realism is often a cheap and inaccurate copy of reality. The people I photograph seem to represent themselves and at the same time materialise the fictional characters I have in mind. After all, I am always guided by an old saying: give people a mask and they will tell you the truth.The photographs are the vehicles to explore these intermediate spaces between reality and fiction. Nothing is obviously resolved in my pictures, and questions linger for the viewer to struggle with as I do: who is this person, what short of enigma is surrounding his/her identity?