Read about Thirteen

by Vee Speers

During my daughter’s thirteenth year, I photographed her as her childhood was eclipsed by growing pains and a desire for independence. The transition was unexpectedly fast, almost like observing the opening of a flower on fast forward. After capturing the last days of childhood in The Birthday Party, I have visually linked Thirteen by photographing only my daughter as the muse, against the same grey wall. It is, however, clearly a different story – one that explores the transformation from child to young woman, and new found freedom.

Untitled #1
Untitled #2
Untitled #3
Untitled #4
Untitled #5
Untitled #6
Untitled #7
Untitled #8
Untitled #9
Untitled #10
Untitled #11
Untitled #12
Untitled #13

Untitled #1

Untitled #2

Untitled #3

Untitled #4

Untitled #5

Untitled #6

Untitled #7

Untitled #8

Untitled #9

Untitled #10

Untitled #11

Untitled #12

Untitled #13