how photos are an extension of music

At the moment I have this new album inside me, which is somehow more vulnerable then the others that came before it. Vespertine is a lot more emotionally brave and fragile, and I want to make sure that the pictures are like that too.

The reason I do photographs is to help people understand my music, so it’s very important that I am the same, emotionally, in the photographs as in the music.

Most people’s eyes are much better developed than their ears. If they see a certain emotion in the photograph, then they’ll understand the music. So instead of having to listen to my album ten times, they’ll get it the first time.

Index magazine, june/july 2001