Anders Petersen and Jacob Aue Sobol both come from the documentary photography tradition, which they have developed into a diary format of personal documentary, their very personal reflections on life, people they meet and the world of today. It is the meeting with the person or place itself that is the important not the photography or its aesthetics. It is as much about the one who is seen, as the one seeing, portraits and self-portraits all in one. It is about life, about raising questions, but it is not about providing answers, and it is about getting to the core of experiences rather than showing a likeness. "The reality is a hype anyway".
The Swedish photographer and living legend Petersen (1944) is known for his ability to find a common language with complete strangers, thus creating intimate, distinct human portraits. About his creative work, Petersen says: "The stuff I do is a kind of private documentary photography. It is a real challenge - to be present, but maintain the distance."
The Danish photographer Sobol (1976) uses camera as a tool in order to create contact, closeness and intimacy with people and random places, even if only for a short period of time. Sobol compares taking pictures with hunting: "The relationship that hunters establish with the surrounding nature is very important. This feeling has left a great impact on my life and work."