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Apartment Neighbors


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In 2006, after two rental seasons of caretaking in my apartment building, I realized that I personally knew everyone who was living there, had helped many of them move in, and by then regarded most as personal friends. This had never happened to me in decades of apartment living, among people who might for years remain faces passed in the hallway. I asked many of them to have their portraits taken in the stairwell, with the option to bring along an emblematic personal possession from their apartments.


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Technical notes: Taken with Olympus OM-2n camera, Zuiko 28mm f/2.8 lens; Ilford XP2 film; full-frame 35mm negative.

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