I started this series in summer 2006 during a two-month stay in Florence and continued it in my hometown Munich and in Berlin and other big cities.
I randomly asked people of these cities for a portrait. It was surprising how much intimacy could be gained during the short photo sessions.
I experimented with photographing people’s backs, which then became an inherent part of the project. By standing with their backs towards me, they had to give up some control. This somehow more vulnerable setting gave a glimpse of another aspect of their personality.