D: You’re well known for portraits of musicians, and an image from the Black Sun series just appeared as the cover image for New Order’s new song, “Be a Rebel.” Does the rhythm of the starlings’ movements correspond to your connection to music?
S: I think starling murmurations are very poetic and rhythmic. At times they can be very dramatic, dark, and punk in their expression. I can most definitely see a connection to music.
D: Do you ever film the murmurations as moving images, or is it important to capture them in single moments in time?
S: I have done much of the project with my girlfriend, Tine, who also makes film. In the past year I have also started filming, using a second camera on a tripod.