I have taken photographs on beaches all over the world. And what you’ll find is that the habits are very different. So if you go to India, everyone’s basically fully dressed when they go into the sea. If you go to Brazil, people have got as few clothes on as humanly possible.
But there are certain things that keep resounding—I mean, love, pleasure, pain—and you can photograph these things over a different, and long, period, and, ultimately, the circumstances change, but the emotion is always constant.
So I guess I’m not saying that people have more pleasure now, or less, but it’s always there, and of course it’s one of the things I’m looking to illustrate through my photographs.
When you’re out taking photographs, from time to time you run into a problem because someone doesn’t like to be photographed, so that’s a difficult moment to deal with.
Some people get very angry. But generally speaking, people are very happy to share their pleasure with you, and they acknowledge the photographer is there and they know what you’re doing.