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A New York Moment: Alex Morel

Alex Morel shoots intimate portraits of his friends and family. He says the key is the right distance: like all relationships, sometimes it's better to be close, sometimes...better to stand back.

Alex Morel often uses his own apartment in Forest Hills, Queens as a studio to photograph his friends and family. In this image: he captures the tangled feet of his brother and his brother's girlfriend.

He says most of his work is about relationships and intimacy. His advice to photographers: "Become aware of your distance, physical as well as emotional or psychological. Don't be afraid to get close, and reveal details, or learn about your subject. And sometimes it is better to step back, to see more, to understand better, and to get closer to the person or situation."

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