Naomi Leshem, ‘Ofir’, 2009, Ncontemporary

Transitions mark Naomi Leshem`s work «Sleepers» comprising 32 pictures. The activities and movements of the day come to a standstill but not the life and dreams of sleep. The photographer has captured the depth of sleep during REM phases of teenagers in Germany, France, Israel, Switzerland and the US in their own bedrooms. The immediacy of the state of these young people while asleep, so clearly illuminated in the photographs, also speaks of the contrast between the adolescent compulsion to move about, and complete relaxation. All of these impressively close portraits show deep sleep, anticipating at the same time the expected waking up into a new day.
(Publisher: Benteli Verlag, Ed.Peter Roelin, Michael Guggenheimer).

Series: Sleepers

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