This is an ongoing series of portraits that focuses on young adolescents between the ages of 13 -15yrs old. Highly influenced by their peers and friendships groups, it is during this period of time that identities are not only constructed but also challenged and confidence is gained that influence style, personality and voice. The work came about from the realisation of changing social attitudes and confidence within my own young daughters. Growing up within a ‘selfie’ culture these young adolescents are uncommonly at ease in front of the camera and the aim of the portraits is to capture their fragile youth, naivety and inexperience that they strive to hide through their posture and direct gaze.

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