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a project on photostudios in the middle east

PART TWO: THE PORTRAITS


studio halab aleppo, syria 2.10.2007


studio dandan beirut, lebanon 11.10.2007


studio dandan beirut, lebanon 11.10.2007


photo arto

beirut, lebanon 12.10.2007


studio al sultan beirut, lebanon 21.10.2007


photo gaby

beirut, lebanon 14.10.2007


photo talal

beirut, lebanon 16.10.2007


studio al sultan beirut, lebanon 21.10.2007


studio halab aleppo, syria 2.10.2007


photo talal

beirut, lebanon 16.10.2007


photo mike

beirut, lebanon 17.10.2007


studio beiroumi saida, lebanon 08.10.2007


studio al sultan beirut, lebanon 21.10.2007


magic color studio damascus, syria 4.10.2007


photo talal

beirut, lebanon 16.10.2007


foto ugur

adana, turkey 03.11.2007


studio baho

beirut, lebanon 12.10.2007


studio lezmi shows photostudios i found on my travel trough turkey, syria and lebanon in october-november 2007. everytime i saw a studio i went in and asked for a portrait. the photographer was free to do whatever he wanted. after the session i usually outed myself as a photographer and asked him to pose for me in his studio and then took some pictures of his studio or shop window. the more i got into it, the more i realised that the documentation of these studios was something very crucial. with the new vogue of modern digitalcameras and therefore less clients these studios will soon have to close down their long run family business. just as they did a couple of years ago in europe. in a few years these studios and their photographers will disappear. this book is dedicated to all the studio photographers i met.


artist book by frederic lezmi, 2008 Š lezmi.inc and the photographers design by lezmi.inc printed at home


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