By Carmen Catuti

Michelle and Carmen met in Dortmund, Germany. Michelle was the model, Carmen the photographer. During portrait sessions, the photographer’s typical approach to taking pictures began to falter, and gradually the portraits turned into a fight for power. Countering the plain backdrops and sparse spaces, Michelle was trying to present himself in front of the camera according to his own ideas. These acts of ownership over his own image characterize Michelle as a person and allow him to be truly visible through the pictures.