Photographer Barbara Iweins loves to take photos of strangers. She has made that the focal point of her photography.
She said ‘Since I am young, I am fascinated by strangers. While waiting for a bug, while standing in a line, my eyes are always drawn by a specific person. At that exact moment I can’t stop wondering what he is thinking, what he is doing, what are his fears and joys.’
These photos are from her project titled ‘7am-7pm.’ She wanted to capture the difference in a person’s face before they go to sleep, and right after they wake up.
Iweins believes that our present culture surrounding social media and taking a lot of selfies means a lot more people know how to pose. She wanted to capture them when they weren’t trying so hard.
By taking a photo of people right after they wake up, she intended to capture people with their guards down and in their most vulnerable state.
She had met all these people before this installment. She had approached them all on the street and asked if she could photograph them.
‘When I was asking them five years ago to pose for me in the street, there was a shy look, a bended leg, they were trying to hide behind their bag or something.’
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