Oliver has stood in front of my camera a few times already. He's an exceptionally gifted actor and brings a lot of ideas off the top of his head, so shooting with him is always like a grab bag.
I was visiting Oliver at his house in Munich when I was in town for business. The whole atmosphere in the stairway inspired us, we spun out the thought and spontaneously came up with the idea of this photo.
Oliver is capable of bringing out the subtleties in his face, and he always finds the right expression that says more than a thousand words. I think we caught the whole mood perfectly in this single photo.