This project explores the idea that a simple studio portrait could not comprehensively tell the psychological tensions -and somewhat grandiosity- behind each individual. 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 on life and themselves. The underlying idea is our constant need to contrast our stories with those of others. By laying out the portrait of a person with images of relatable objects or familiar memories attached to them, our perception of the portrayed changes beyond the mere psychological portrait. In acting like a limited visual narrator, the viewer completes individual stories. Sympathy started after several collaborative encounters with the sitters, collecting personal artifacts and stories in oral histories, thus creating a significant database from each portrayed individual.