I had a lovely family holiday in the Forest of Dean recently and had planned to update the pictures of my nephew, Aaron, during the week. I'd taken one speedlight and a softbox so it was also a chance for me to go back to basics with my lighting.
Young master Aaron is into his 13th year (not yet 13) and is on the cusp on becoming a teenager and moving from being a boy into becoming a man.
It's a fascinating time from an uncles point of view (parents I suspect may have a different view) as Aaron demonstrates a growing awareness of the world around him, his own points of view on a range of complex issues. Yet he retains a lot of the innocence of childhood. Tough time kid.
For this portrait Aaron demonstrated he has really started to develop his own look - his poses have gone from being over dramatic to more considered, individual actions. I think his growing self awareness is responsible for that transition.
Here's to the next few years.