Delicate Delinquents is a body of work that observes the in-between state experienced by adolescents entering young adulthood, feelings of responsibility and identity through cultures, behaviour, style and the uniform they wear to the outside world.
The collection is an account of the aesthetics choices by recycled cultures of the British youth and a comprehensive guide to their lifestyle and way of living, through a roller coaster of hormones and emotions, the highs and lows. Presenting a unique collection of portraits of distinctive individuals, their looks, their styles and their personal statements.
Through capturing portraits of individuals within their natural surroundings, this work shows their tough exterior that they project when confronted, pushing the tension between the subject and the camera, breaking the false façade revealing a true image themselves. The boys are displayed in a vulnerable way which would ordinarily be denied. The work attempts to change outlooks towards a misunderstood culture.
I am 23 years old, from the United Kingdom, where I graduated in Photography at Canterbury Christ Church University. I often photograph people that I have spent long periods of time around, I find my inspiration and influences are often taken from these people and so I choose to document their everyday. I believe my work has a diarist quality, as it chronicles individuals and my work is then divided into chapters that follow the interactions between the lives of my family, friends and people encountered.