We are not defined by our fears, but I believe they cut to the core of our being in a way that most other feelings do not. Our deepest fears are held closely, and the experience of them is intensely personal and often isolating. I’ve asked complete strangers to share their fears and be photographed, an act of courage perhaps made easier because they did not know me. For some, the experience was cathartic. This series examines the dichotomy between who we are and who we appear to be, of how little we know of those around us and what they carry.