'plaintext' in an espionage world & language is a text before or after encryption. Therefore it should be easily readable. After it becomes encrypted the message is obscure and unreadable without a key. 'plaintext' is a project that spies on me, my feelings, and tries to decode my relationship to Lebanon. My photographs are personal, nostalgic, at times absurd. They relate to traces, objects, landscapes, forming a notebook or a diary. At times touristic in their nature, taken by someone who knows the country very well but still is, in essence, a foreigner (a spy), the photos delve deeper into the tissue of Lebanese spirit, but also more importantly into my own perceptions and projections. This project evolves as well around notions of post-conflict discourse, political geography, and art as 'spying' & 'stealing' to create a new narrative.