Childhood and teenage years are my favorite subjects to photograph. I try to do it in a respectful and mindful way. the delicate time of passage between childhood and early youth is a very fragile and precious one, where self confidence and self nurturing need to be enhanced. I am not interested in making portraits of children and teens in a common stereotyped way.I rather try to understand a bit more about their personality and try to honour what are their special traits, what makes them unique and enhance these traits. The results are often quite surprising, you might not get traditional ‘smiling” photos but for sure you will have a portrait of your child as he/she was at that time of their life and this is what you eventually will want to treasure.