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When I travel I have a habit of taking pictures from cars, in cars, and of other cars and the people who drive them. I did so again in Damascus, Syria when I was there in Dec. 2010, thinking that the more I acted like a clueless tourist, the less likely I was to end up in the grip of the Syrian secret police if I happened to take a picture of the wrong thing.

Now I think of the faces whose eyes I looked into, and I wonder where and how they are, and most of all, if they are.

Happy international women’s day to all the girls and women I’ve been lucky enough to photograph.

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 ”There is a kind of quiet delight in photographing the members of my family. In many ways, the process of making pictures has made life at home a little less mundane and uneventful. Sometimes, itʼs almost magical. Like the time when I made my parents hug each other. That was the first time I had ever seen them being so physically intimate. It was pure joy for me”.

Funny, moving, intimate work by Sean Lee.

Some days feel like this.
Click for more skull portraits by Carsten Witte.

Some days feel like this.

Click for more skull portraits by Carsten Witte.