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Untitled (Light and Shadow) North Carolina, USA From the series “AMERICAN INTERIORS” --- Hello! This week, photographer @mlcasteel shares a selection of images from his project AMERICAN INTERIORS. View more of Casteel’s work at www.mlcasteel.com. --- American Interiors depicts the psychological repercussions of war and military service through images of the interiors of cars owned by USA veterans. Through working with veterans over a 5-year period, Casteel became aware of the subtle indicators of past traumatic experience. He also recognized that the condition in which we live can often be a signifier of our well-being, and that even the state of car interiors can be seen as a manifestation of human interiors. American Interiors explores the area between “the circumstantial and the evident” and it is in the space that separates the slickly produced military recruitment ads from the statistics about rates of veteran homelessness and suicide that this work resides. Casteel balances the empathy and respect he feels for those who have survived the military experience, with a deep sense of outrage towards America’s industrial military complex and the institutionalized violence of warfare. --- American born, M L Casteel (@mlcasteel) is an award-winning photographer and educator whose work focuses on the perils of the human condition. He attended the Hartford Art School International Limited Residency Photography Program and gained an MFA in Photography. AMERICAN INTERIORS, published by Dewi Lewis Publishing (@dewi_lewis_publishing) in 2018, is Casteel’s first book. Featuring essays by Jörg Colberg (@joergmc) and Ken MacLeish, the book is available at www.dewilewis.com

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Rabbit’s Foot (self-portrait) North Carolina, USA From the series “AMERICAN INTERIORS” --- Hello! This week, photographer @mlcasteel shares a selection of images from his project AMERICAN INTERIORS. View more of Casteel’s work at www.mlcasteel.com. --- American Interiors depicts the psychological repercussions of war and military service through images of the interiors of cars owned by USA veterans. Through working with veterans over a 5-year period, Casteel became aware of the subtle indicators of past traumatic experience. He also recognized that the condition in which we live can often be a signifier of our well-being, and that even the state of car interiors can be seen as a manifestation of human interiors. American Interiors explores the area between “the circumstantial and the evident” and it is in the space that separates the slickly produced military recruitment ads from the statistics about rates of veteran homelessness and suicide that this work resides. Casteel balances the empathy and respect he feels for those who have survived the military experience, with a deep sense of outrage towards America’s industrial military complex and the institutionalized violence of warfare. --- American born, M L Casteel (@mlcasteel) is an award-winning photographer and educator whose work focuses on the perils of the human condition. He attended the Hartford Art School International Limited Residency Photography Program and gained an MFA in Photography. AMERICAN INTERIORS, published by Dewi Lewis Publishing (@dewi_lewis_publishing) in 2018, is Casteel’s first book. Featuring essays by Jörg Colberg (@joergmc) and Ken MacLeish, the book is available at www.dewilewis.com

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Bonus Jackpot North Carolina, USA From the series “AMERICAN INTERIORS” --- Hello! This week, photographer @mlcasteel shares a selection of images from his project AMERICAN INTERIORS. View more of Casteel’s work at www.mlcasteel.com. --- American Interiors depicts the psychological repercussions of war and military service through images of the interiors of cars owned by USA veterans. Through working with veterans over a 5-year period, Casteel became aware of the subtle indicators of past traumatic experience. He also recognized that the condition in which we live can often be a signifier of our well-being, and that even the state of car interiors can be seen as a manifestation of human interiors. American Interiors explores the area between “the circumstantial and the evident” and it is in the space that separates the slickly produced military recruitment ads from the statistics about rates of veteran homelessness and suicide that this work resides. Casteel balances the empathy and respect he feels for those who have survived the military experience, with a deep sense of outrage towards America’s industrial military complex and the institutionalized violence of warfare. --- American born, M L Casteel (@mlcasteel) is an award-winning photographer and educator whose work focuses on the perils of the human condition. He attended the Hartford Art School International Limited Residency Photography Program and gained an MFA in Photography. AMERICAN INTERIORS, published by Dewi Lewis Publishing (@dewi_lewis_publishing) in 2018, is Casteel’s first book. Featuring essays by Jörg Colberg (@joergmc) and Ken MacLeish, the book is available at www.dewilewis.com

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King Edward North Carolina, USA From the series “AMERICAN INTERIORS” --- Hello! This week, photographer @mlcasteel shares a selection of images from his project AMERICAN INTERIORS. View more of Casteel’s work at www.mlcasteel.com. --- American Interiors depicts the psychological repercussions of war and military service through images of the interiors of cars owned by USA veterans. Through working with veterans over a 5-year period, Casteel became aware of the subtle indicators of past traumatic experience. He also recognized that the condition in which we live can often be a signifier of our well-being, and that even the state of car interiors can be seen as a manifestation of human interiors. American Interiors explores the area between “the circumstantial and the evident” and it is in the space that separates the slickly produced military recruitment ads from the statistics about rates of veteran homelessness and suicide that this work resides. Casteel balances the empathy and respect he feels for those who have survived the military experience, with a deep sense of outrage towards America’s industrial military complex and the institutionalized violence of warfare. --- American born, M L Casteel (@mlcasteel) is an award-winning photographer and educator whose work focuses on the perils of the human condition. He attended the Hartford Art School International Limited Residency Photography Program and gained an MFA in Photography. AMERICAN INTERIORS, published by Dewi Lewis Publishing (@dewi_lewis_publishing) in 2018, is Casteel’s first book. Featuring essays by Jörg Colberg (@joergmc) and Ken MacLeish, the book is available at www.dewilewis.com

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Special Blend 100’s North Carolina, USA From the series “AMERICAN INTERIORS” --- Hello! This week, photographer @mlcasteel shares a selection of images from his project AMERICAN INTERIORS. View more of Casteel’s work at www.mlcasteel.com. --- American Interiors depicts the psychological repercussions of war and military service through images of the interiors of cars owned by USA veterans. Through working with veterans over a 5-year period, Casteel became aware of the subtle indicators of past traumatic experience. He also recognized that the condition in which we live can often be a signifier of our well-being, and that even the state of car interiors can be seen as a manifestation of human interiors. American Interiors explores the area between “the circumstantial and the evident” and it is in the space that separates the slickly produced military recruitment ads from the statistics about rates of veteran homelessness and suicide that this work resides. Casteel balances the empathy and respect he feels for those who have survived the military experience, with a deep sense of outrage towards America’s industrial military complex and the institutionalized violence of warfare. --- American born, M L Casteel (@mlcasteel) is an award-winning photographer and educator whose work focuses on the perils of the human condition. He attended the Hartford Art School International Limited Residency Photography Program and gained an MFA in Photography. AMERICAN INTERIORS, published by Dewi Lewis Publishing (@dewi_lewis_publishing) in 2018, is Casteel’s first book. Featuring essays by Jörg Colberg (@joergmc) and Ken MacLeish, the book is available at www.dewilewis.com

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Lens Cleaning Wipe North Carolina, USA From the series “AMERICAN INTERIORS” --- Hello! This week, photographer @mlcasteel shares a selection of images from his project AMERICAN INTERIORS. View more of Casteel’s work at www.mlcasteel.com. --- American Interiors depicts the psychological repercussions of war and military service through images of the interiors of cars owned by USA veterans. Through working with veterans over a 5-year period, Casteel became aware of the subtle indicators of past traumatic experience. He also recognized that the condition in which we live can often be a signifier of our well-being, and that even the state of car interiors can be seen as a manifestation of human interiors. American Interiors explores the area between “the circumstantial and the evident” and it is in the space that separates the slickly produced military recruitment ads from the statistics about rates of veteran homelessness and suicide that this work resides. Casteel balances the empathy and respect he feels for those who have survived the military experience, with a deep sense of outrage towards America’s industrial military complex and the institutionalized violence of warfare. --- American born, M L Casteel (@mlcasteel) is an award-winning photographer and educator whose work focuses on the perils of the human condition. He attended the Hartford Art School International Limited Residency Photography Program and gained an MFA in Photography. AMERICAN INTERIORS, published by Dewi Lewis Publishing (@dewi_lewis_publishing) in 2018, is Casteel’s first book. Featuring essays by Jörg Colberg (@joergmc) and Ken MacLeish, the book is available at www.dewilewis.com

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Dove North Carolina, USA From the series “AMERICAN INTERIORS” @lensculture Instagram Exclusive! Image not seen in book --- Hello! This week, photographer @mlcasteel shares a selection of images from his project AMERICAN INTERIORS. View more of Casteel’s work at www.mlcasteel.com. --- American Interiors depicts the psychological repercussions of war and military service through images of the interiors of cars owned by USA veterans. Through working with veterans over a 5-year period, Casteel became aware of the subtle indicators of past traumatic experience. He also recognized that the condition in which we live can often be a signifier of our well-being, and that even the state of car interiors can be seen as a manifestation of human interiors. American Interiors explores the area between “the circumstantial and the evident” and it is in the space that separates the slickly produced military recruitment ads from the statistics about rates of veteran homelessness and suicide that this work resides. Casteel balances the empathy and respect he feels for those who have survived the military experience, with a deep sense of outrage towards America’s industrial military complex and the institutionalized violence of warfare. --- American born, M L Casteel (@mlcasteel) is an award-winning photographer and educator whose work focuses on the perils of the human condition. He attended the Hartford Art School International Limited Residency Photography Program and gained an MFA in Photography. AMERICAN INTERIORS, published by Dewi Lewis Publishing (@dewi_lewis_publishing) in 2018, is Casteel’s first book. Featuring essays by Jörg Colberg (@joergmc) and Ken MacLeish, the book is available at www.dewilewis.com

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Yard Sale North Carolina, USA From the series “AMERICAN INTERIORS” --- Hello! This week, photographer @mlcasteel shares a selection of images from his project AMERICAN INTERIORS. View more of Casteel’s work at www.mlcasteel.com. --- American Interiors depicts the psychological repercussions of war and military service through images of the interiors of cars owned by USA veterans. Through working with veterans over a 5-year period, Casteel became aware of the subtle indicators of past traumatic experience. He also recognized that the condition in which we live can often be a signifier of our well-being, and that even the state of car interiors can be seen as a manifestation of human interiors. American Interiors explores the area between “the circumstantial and the evident” and it is in the space that separates the slickly produced military recruitment ads from the statistics about rates of veteran homelessness and suicide that this work resides. Casteel balances the empathy and respect he feels for those who have survived the military experience, with a deep sense of outrage towards America’s industrial military complex and the institutionalized violence of warfare. --- American born, M L Casteel (@mlcasteel) is an award-winning photographer and educator whose work focuses on the perils of the human condition. He attended the Hartford Art School International Limited Residency Photography Program and gained an MFA in Photography. AMERICAN INTERIORS, published by Dewi Lewis Publishing (@dewi_lewis_publishing) in 2018, is Casteel’s first book. Featuring essays by Jörg Colberg (@joergmc) and Ken MacLeish, the book is available at www.dewilewis.com

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Legion News North Carolina, USA From the series “AMERICAN INTERIORS” --- Hello! This week, photographer @mlcasteel shares a selection of images from his project AMERICAN INTERIORS. View more of Casteel’s work at www.mlcasteel.com. --- American Interiors depicts the psychological repercussions of war and military service through images of the interiors of cars owned by USA veterans. Through working with veterans over a 5-year period, Casteel became aware of the subtle indicators of past traumatic experience. He also recognized that the condition in which we live can often be a signifier of our well-being, and that even the state of car interiors can be seen as a manifestation of human interiors. American Interiors explores the area between “the circumstantial and the evident” and it is in the space that separates the slickly produced military recruitment ads from the statistics about rates of veteran homelessness and suicide that this work resides. Casteel balances the empathy and respect he feels for those who have survived the military experience, with a deep sense of outrage towards America’s industrial military complex and the institutionalized violence of warfare. --- American born, M L Casteel (@mlcasteel) is an award-winning photographer and educator whose work focuses on the perils of the human condition. He attended the Hartford Art School International Limited Residency Photography Program and gained an MFA in Photography. AMERICAN INTERIORS, published by Dewi Lewis Publishing (@dewi_lewis_publishing) in 2018, is Casteel’s first book. Featuring essays by Jörg Colberg (@joergmc) and Ken MacLeish, the book is available at www.dewilewis.com

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Life is Crap (No Fishing) North Carolina, USA From the series “AMERICAN INTERIORS” --- Hello! This week, photographer @mlcasteel shares a selection of images from his project AMERICAN INTERIORS. View more of Casteel’s work at www.mlcasteel.com. --- American Interiors depicts the psychological repercussions of war and military service through images of the interiors of cars owned by USA veterans. Through working with veterans over a 5-year period, Casteel became aware of the subtle indicators of past traumatic experience. He also recognized that the condition in which we live can often be a signifier of our well-being, and that even the state of car interiors can be seen as a manifestation of human interiors. American Interiors explores the area between “the circumstantial and the evident” and it is in the space that separates the slickly produced military recruitment ads from the statistics about rates of veteran homelessness and suicide that this work resides. Casteel balances the empathy and respect he feels for those who have survived the military experience, with a deep sense of outrage towards America’s industrial military complex and the institutionalized violence of warfare. --- American born, M L Casteel (@mlcasteel) is an award-winning photographer and educator whose work focuses on the perils of the human condition. He attended the Hartford Art School International Limited Residency Photography Program and gained an MFA in Photography. AMERICAN INTERIORS, published by Dewi Lewis Publishing (@dewi_lewis_publishing) in 2018, is Casteel’s first book. Featuring essays by Jörg Colberg (@joergmc) and Ken MacLeish, the book is available at www.dewilewis.com

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Conversations with Kennedy North Carolina, USA From the series “AMERICAN INTERIORS” --- Hello! This week, photographer @mlcasteel shares a selection of images from his project AMERICAN INTERIORS. View more of Casteel’s work at www.mlcasteel.com. --- American Interiors depicts the psychological repercussions of war and military service through images of the interiors of cars owned by USA veterans. Through working with veterans over a 5-year period, Casteel became aware of the subtle indicators of past traumatic experience. He also recognized that the condition in which we live can often be a signifier of our well-being, and that even the state of car interiors can be seen as a manifestation of human interiors. American Interiors explores the area between “the circumstantial and the evident” and it is in the space that separates the slickly produced military recruitment ads from the statistics about rates of veteran homelessness and suicide that this work resides. Casteel balances the empathy and respect he feels for those who have survived the military experience, with a deep sense of outrage towards America’s industrial military complex and the institutionalized violence of warfare. --- American born, M L Casteel (@mlcasteel) is an award-winning photographer and educator whose work focuses on the perils of the human condition. He attended the Hartford Art School International Limited Residency Photography Program and gained an MFA in Photography. AMERICAN INTERIORS, published by Dewi Lewis Publishing (@dewi_lewis_publishing) in 2018, is Casteel’s first book. Featuring essays by Jörg Colberg (@joergmc) and Ken MacLeish, the book is available at www.dewilewis.com

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Rearview North Carolina, USA From the series “AMERICAN INTERIORS” --- Hello! This week, photographer @mlcasteel shares a selection of images from his project AMERICAN INTERIORS. View more of Casteel’s work at www.mlcasteel.com. --- American Interiors depicts the psychological repercussions of war and military service through images of the interiors of cars owned by USA veterans. Through working with veterans over a 5-year period, Casteel became aware of the subtle indicators of past traumatic experience. He also recognized that the condition in which we live can often be a signifier of our well-being, and that even the state of car interiors can be seen as a manifestation of human interiors. American Interiors explores the area between “the circumstantial and the evident” and it is in the space that separates the slickly produced military recruitment ads from the statistics about rates of veteran homelessness and suicide that this work resides. Casteel balances the empathy and respect he feels for those who have survived the military experience, with a deep sense of outrage towards America’s industrial military complex and the institutionalized violence of warfare. --- American born, M L Casteel (@mlcasteel) is an award-winning photographer and educator whose work focuses on the perils of the human condition. He attended the Hartford Art School International Limited Residency Photography Program and gained an MFA in Photography. AMERICAN INTERIORS, published by Dewi Lewis Publishing (@dewi_lewis_publishing) in 2018, is Casteel’s first book. Featuring essays by Jörg Colberg (@joergmc) and Ken MacLeish, the book is available at www.dewilewis.com

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