The Real World

These photos aim to challenge society's growing linkage between emotive self expression and childlike youth. The pressure to embody maturity in the transition to adulthood often times results in verbal and emotional silence, as true self is masked under a facade of sophistication. Through these photos I hope to communicate the awkward, confusing, yet curious transition from adolescence to adulthood. The subtle college campus backdrop and soft lighting/colors encapsulate the nostalgia of reminiscing back on childhood years, while diving head first into the "real world." 

Photography by @Allisonparkk, Model is Olivia Sandom