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Now, this is the photo series of people like you and me, captured by photographer Barbara Iweins. She captures people at the moment they wake up.

As part of her project " Au Coin de ma Rue " (At the Corner of my Street), photographer Barbara Iweins set out to explore the intimacy of strangers she met in the street."Since I am young, I am fascinated by strangers," she said. "While waiting for a bus, 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 thihking, what he is doing, what are his fears and joys."


"Seven years ago, I decided to embrace this obsession and decided to capture some of these people passing with a camera. I bought a 50mm lens, and simply started asking to take their portrait."



After taking 300 portraits, Iweins decided to photograph 30 of the 300 each year for five years, each time with a different theme.

7am-7pm , which shows the difference of people's faces between morning and night, was her theme in the fourth year of the project.



Photographer believes due to selfie culture and social networking people have become used to posing.

She wanted to show a more vulnerable side to her subjects.






"when I was asking them five years ago to pose for me in the street, there was a shy look," She said.





She decided the way to do this was to capture people before and after they sleep.




"The moment a person opens his eyes for the first time, is the only moment of the day when he doesn't have a shield," she adds.



She invited them to spend the night at her place, or went to their homes. She then took a picture of them at 7pm, followed by another at 7am when they woke up.Many of the subjects had just woken up from dreams, and were adjusting to reality.

Now, we can't wait to see the results.














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