19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Portrait of Omar

Photography sometimes help us understand who are we, sometimes it get us lost and confused when we are not able to find our proper place. The course of life changes but time yet is suspended. It feels like a fixed image where the past and the present intermingle, turn in a loop, inviting eternity. Like an endless adolescence. The images become this memory, sacred and nostalgic, allowing us to keep in mind a delicate diary about the strangeness of life and time. We are in an intimate and sensitive scene, where an everyday ‘private’ moments are traced and captured. Sometimes mysterious, sometimes frank, here to change moments of daily life with tenderness and fragility. The bodies are celebrated in a sensual figure, in a quiet and pure beauty. They allow themselves to be contemplated, in a quest of identity. They are immersed in a dreamlike world out of time.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Lebanon
Camera: ILCE-7RM4
Copyright: © Laura Menassa