These are my nieces, Frances and Sophia.
I took these pictures last week.
They are beautiful girls, very easy to photograph,
but I didn't want to take pictures of pretty girls.
I wanted to try to capture the essence of teenage.
They didn't know what I was doing, only that I didn't
want them to look like I was taking their senior picture.
I think I was trying to capture what is elusive about youth -
the arrogance, lonesomeness, doubt, warmth and beauty
all rolled into one.
p.s. I used Poladroid because it matched the nostalgic feeling I have for teenage years.
p.p.s. I was thinking of what to call my FB link to this page, and I was unhappy with the title of this entry when Nekko Case's song That Teenage Feeling came on iTunes random play! Very weird. Now, that's what I'll always call a Fabulous Reality, because that's what my high school writing teacher called coincidences or synchronicity, if you will. See, some things we learn in our teenage years last for a long long time....xoxo