Untrapped Birds
Project info

Portraits of young girls on the cusp of womanhood.
Some don make up for the first time, others remain unsure of the camera's gaze - never told they they were pretty; others are quietly confident, but all, as they daydream into their futures, reveal a little of the older selves they haven't yet discovered.
This series of photos almost emerged subconsciously while working on a novel about a 12 year old. Like a parallel exploration, the camera was echoing my fascinating and expressing my internal thoughts that simultaneously I was putting on paper.