Photographic portrait / analog, medium-format
2021 — 2022

I was Willy’s English teacher when he was 13. About a year later, he told me I was a snow leopard. Although one thing was inconsistent, he said, unlike snow leopards, I preferred warmth. We started meeting informally (2021) and have had numerous meetings for about two years, during which we tried to address the question about how the world feels to him. Willy has developed different mechanisms to cope with the world. He has a strong connection to the nature, immense knowledge about it, and imagines people to be animals. In a dialogue, we tried to negotiate Willy’s world.

These were Willy’s special years – just between the comfort of the animal world and the disquiet of the world with people.