When I had my first passport photo taken at the age of eleven, I didn’t know that it would be the first in a whole series. And years later, when I had amassed quite a collection of passport photos, I didn’t know what to do with them. Only when I was studying photography in England did I have an idea of what to do with these images. My tutors advised me against starting a project based around them, however, because they didn’t think enough time had elapsed since they were created and that I wouldn’t have acquired enough emotional distance. Many years have gone by since the last images were created in 1998.