Artist Statement:

Boyhood

Boyhood is part of a long-term documentation project following my younger brother, Jaden, as he ages. I have been photographing Jaden since he was eight years old, and I am fascinated by the change I have seen in him over the years. This particular series captures Jaden at thirteen years old before he enters high school, where he is sure to face the many challenges that teenagers do. I believe documenting him at this stage of his life is crucial as he attempts to navigate the limbo between childhood and adulthood, where he is completely vulnerable to the world’s many influences. It is my hope that these photographs will serve as a reminder of who Jaden was at this stage in his life, both physically and psychologically.