These images were created as a part of the Enthusiasm for Youth project for University of Derby. The project was about a group of hard to reach teenagers who are on the margins of society and are at risk of offending or not achieving their potential. The idea behind this was to try to give young people some investment in their future by imaging it to be something different.
Youth is a pivotal period in a person’s life; it’s the bridge between childhood and adulthood, but ‘is it easy to be young?’. The particular piece is a story about human identity, about hopes and dreams becoming a reality, about every young person becoming an adult. The great coming of age tale.