To sit silent in the darkness and wait for the other person to fall asleep, is touching every single time.

It is a great confidence to get. I have spent much time trying to create good practices for working at night and in the dark so as not to wake up the people I photograph. Sleeping persons in different age and life situation.

Each portrait includes a series of images. I have focused a lot on finding the form in each of the portrait series, to describe each person’s nocturnal world. Sleep is a daily end and a new start, so small and the great turning points in people’s lives is something I’m going to put even more focus on further in my work.

Marie Sjøvold