My muse André was my neighbour 16 years ago. André’s autonomous character inspires me - he can let go of control and give it wholly to me. His gentle expression drove me to photograph him in women’s clothing — not cross-dressing him, but mixing a straight man with stereotypically ‘female’ clothing and accessories. The choice of the wig and clothing was made with subtlety in mind. Not flamboyant, but natural to relate to André’s age and character and to fit to the pastel range and colours of his home and taste.