15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
My current work explores my experience bridging the gap between adolescence and adulthood. While exploring this, I touch on different aspects of my personal life and my relationships with those around me. I seek to capture the seeming contradictions between youth: the energy and mystery of new, ephemeral relationships, coupled with the lethargy of adolescence and the devotion we all, young and old alike, desire.
This is part of a series taken on a backpacking trip through Ireland, the Netherlands, Italy, and Germany. I capture the relationship between the friends I traveled with as well as the strong but fleeting bonds among the people I met along the way.
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||June 7, 2017, 2:23 p.m.