Yulia Efros Florence
Londen Gabriela Tallman

Brief Encounters is a collection of people I have met. Maybe our paths crossed for a mere 15 seconds or maybe for a more substantial 15 minutes. Nevertheless, the encounters were all brief. Some people told me their life story, others didn't even reveal their name. It depended on the day, my mood, the weather, the country, the language, my surroundings, and everything really. It depended on the person. It always depends on the person.

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I stumbled upon Arlo Haisek's shop with a friend and if it wasn't for her I would not have met him. The shop was tucked away and was full of expensive jewelry. Turns out it was all of his art. He talked to us about the jewelry he created and you could tell he was proud. His work was beautiful, so I asked if I could come back to take portraits of him.