I love classical music, especially opera. At my peak, I saw 28 opera performances in one month at the theater. I feel that opera performances are extraordinary and that theater is a special space. I respect the musicians who create the world of music in that special space.

When I photograph a musician, I am conscious of not only his/her appearance, but also their inner world and expressiveness. Musicians have the opportunity to perform in public. It takes courage and pride to go out in public. I am conscious that I want to capture their expressions because they exude from their inner selves. I am also conscious of their muscles necessary for performance as a musician and their feelings toward their instruments.