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Posted by
Charlotte Meryman (Williamsburg, MA, United States) on 22 February 2011 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

5/9 Henry spends long periods of time in the bathroom — toileting, spitting, and repeatedly adjusting his hair and clothing. At times, he also drinks water so compulsively that he once was rushed to the hospital for seizures after throwing off his electrolyte balance. Always particular about his appearance, he spent quite a while on this day fixing his hair under his hat. I can't help but wonder, when I look at those eyes in the mirror, what he sees when he gazes at himself.

Canon PowerShot G12 1/30 second F/4.0 ISO 80 7 mm

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Sonia Nansid from Stockholm, Sweden

Excellent framing. Really lovely series about your brother.

22 Feb 2011 3:11pm

JCJ from Troyes, France

good angle!

22 Feb 2011 4:37pm

k@ from Paris, France

Who does he see ? The same question here for all of us and we feel close to him.

24 Feb 2011 8:57am

Canon PowerShot G12
1/30 second
F/4.0
ISO 80
7 mm

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