It started something like this, growing up in a strict Catholic environment... "don't do this, don't do that..." but the pleasure of "looking" was too tempting. As Goethe put it most succintly: "..thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking".
This is (was) Valletta's notorious red light district, (aka The Gut) where looking often ended up in drinking and occasionally in touching. But there was a lot of looking and fortunately a lot of photographing.
Looking, drinking and touching eventually lead me to make pictures like this. They represent the conflict, the desire and the ecstasy of being.