Kabul Portraits
Project info

Portraits of Dutch ISAF troops in Kabul, Afghanistan. The photos are made with an antique Afghan box camera which Martin Roemers borrowed of a street photographer in Kabul. The hand-made wooden construction is both camera and darkroom in one and uses black and white photographic paper instead of film. Roemers took the photos in a makeshift, open-air studio where the backdrop consisted of a black cloth hanging from a container. Sometimes holding a prop, the soldiers had to pose motionless during the 10 seconds exposure time.