First and foremost, I'm a photographer. That’s how I approach art. I always respond to the idea that photography has a privileged approach to the world, because it's always a recording and it’s always a document. As a baseline, that's really important to me. With that grounding the work, you can bring cinematic or painterly sensibilities to it, but in the end there is a person in that picture, and someone taking that picture, and that provides that strange sense of detachment and voyeurism that a painting would not have. I knew exactly what I wanted the pictures to feel like, and I did want them to be more painterly and less cinematic, and quieter in tone, almost like there was nothing happening.