Not so long ago someone noticed that in most of my portraits people do not look directly into the camera. Maybe it's because I feel that the body also has something to say; forced eye contact might make the body language less powerful. It is also sort of violent for me to ask "look here, look at me". I am already stealing something to someone, and I am never very comfortable asking for more. And it's easier for me to tell a story with a photograph if one can imagine that I -as a photographer- am not in the picture. And that is what I end up asking -"pretend I am not there"... not easy, but sometimes I do happen to disappear. Thank you Leo!