S. O.: How do you choose the places you photograph? Are you looking for anything in particular or is it the place itself which has to inspire you?
A. de M.: If the images speak to me, then it fits like a puzzle. If everything falls into place, then I know I can take the picture. I work really intensely and I walk around a lot. I can be walking for days before I find a place to photograph and even then, I do not always take the picture. I have been working on these series for more than ten years.
We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
– T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets.