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Afghanistan – Touch down in flight


Afghanistan – Touch down in flight

A beautiful work by Lukas and Salome Augustin. "I desire to capture moments of truth that unveil hidden beauty, dreams, questions, suffering and longing for redemption" says Lukas on his site and with his work in Afghanistan he achieves it.

Lukas description: As each of us has his own impression of Afghanistan that is predominantly marked with pictures of foreign forces, explosions and terror, we were privileged to have access to capture daily life and portrait some people of Afghanistan. We hope the pictures you know will merge with the pictures you see and will enrich your view on the country in the Hindu Kush.

Locations: Kabul and Mazar-e Sharif.
We wanted to go to other places as well but there were several incidents and security was too bad. Just one day after shooting at the blue mosque in Mazar-e Sharif a mob started from the very same place storming the UN building.

I have lived from 2006-2008 in Kabul doing my civil service for a humanitarian aid organization. This March I had the chance to go back with my fiancé to show her the place I love and to capture the beauty of this country with our cameras.