Construction sites are somehow a condensed and fast-paced representation of the world(s) we live in. When people open the door to their new home for the first time, they tend to think that their inaugural steps mark the very beginning of a new story. However, the seemingly immaculate walls that surround them could tell a different tale.

These walls have actually witnessed the colored daily lives of all the anonymous workers who built, inhabited, shaped, and “owned” the same place for months, and even years.

Shot in Beirut over a period of two years, this series of photographs is about the initial yet perpetual transformation of the spaces and environments where we usually feel the safest. It shows the invisible and complex path that leads to our comfort zones. By revealing the hidden and fragmented layers of our daily lives, it opens a new perspective – and thus a new door – on the places we simply call home.

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