In both their narrower and wider surroundings people leave traces, some innocent some criminal. Reading these traces perfectly is impossible without context - words, account, testimonies. But without words every picture is suspect.

These photos were made in crime scenes, generally though not exclusively at private properties. These images are simultaneously sad and mundane yet exciting and mysterious. Mysterious because beyond these intimate glimpses of a strange physical surroundings, another stranger, the perpetrator has already rearranged the location in their own way. Together we try to reconstruct an actual event based on mutilated clues. Where a trace has disappeared is as important as what is left behind.

A crime scene investigation happens once and cannot be repeated. Physical evidence carries greater weight than witness accounts. In regard to my methodology the creation of these photos excludes any fictional elements.