The photographs in Sympathy capture what the portrayed person considers to be the most notorious or drastic events that had affected them and therefore, their outlook at life and at themselves. The underlying idea is our constant need to contrast our stories with those of others. By directly facing the portrait of another person with the images of random objects or memories attached to them, our perception of the portrayed changes beyond the mere psychological portrait. In acting like a limited visual narrator, the individual stories are completed by the viewer. Sympathy started after several collaborative encounters with the sitters, collecting personal artifacts and stories. This project explores the idea that a simple studio portrait could not comprehensively tell the psychological tensions -and somewhat grandiosity- behind each individual.