Manjari Sharma‘s series of shower images are intimate, voyeuristic and eerily beautiful. For the past few months, the Indian-born, New York-based photographer has been inviting men and women who are essentially strangers into her bathroom-turned-studio to create portraits. She has subsequently experienced “the fastest, most disarming relationships I have formed with people in this country.”

More comments from her website:
“I noticed that once the warm water ran over my subjects bodies it often relieved them of some of the awkwardness the camera brought about. Once they were relaxed, the bathroom, formerly a beauty parlor, now turned into a confessional and I the hair dresser. With ever new visit I’ve had a new protagonist; a new plot and a new parable of hurt and heroism that has come undone under my shower.”

Spotted on photographer Elizabeth Fleming‘s blog.