For this series I have taken portraits in the beds of men on the cusp of adulthood, ranging in age from eighteen to twenty-eight.

The series aims to explore the loss of innocence through practical contact with adult life, with is evident in the changing physical characteristics present during the transitory age of young manhood.

The subjects' body language and gaze is a reaction to the intrusion created by a female photographer in the subjects' very personal space, and also a demonstration of the initial naivety in adolescence through to the maturity and convictions evident in adulthood.

The presentation of the approximately life-size prints pinned to the wall, displayed in order of age, gives viewers the opportunity to share the intimate space of the subjects and to witness the transition into adulthood.

Tim (18)  

Jesse  

Cameron  

Mickey  

Adam  

Tim (28)  

Matthew