The Soldier portraits were made with the cooperation of the military at Fort Drum army base. The soldiers I met were between tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. In making these portraits, I hoped to photograph the invisible. I thought that by looking in the face of a young person who had witnessed something unforgettable we might imagine what he had seen or done, or not done. Although the implication of being shot down was likely not lost on these young men and women, the pose is also a intimate - like seeing someone opposite you with his or her head on the pillow.