The Shadows of Youth

is a metaphor for the short time we will see children being children. They briefly come into our lives and then disappear again, at least the child disappears. They grow up, become adults and go on with their lives, in the best case scenario that is. There is only a brief period of time when we see their youthfulness. To me it feels as if their youth comes out of the shadows for us te see, but then disappears back into those shadows again way to soon. 


Once every now and then when I make an image of a child or a teen, I'll also make an edit reflecting on this theme, and will add it to this collection. So it this keeps on growing into a vast collection of fading memories of youth that shortly came out of the shadows before my eyes.