The adolescence period, and all the subjects that flow from it, always fascinated me.
It is a moment of deep instability, a go-between childhood and adulthood, nostalgia and heightened happiness, recklessness and cruelty.
I started this series three years ago, by interfering in my sister’s intimacy, but also my best friends, and then strangers.
As much as possible, I try to keep these photos raw and natural, in order to freeze this transition, this spontaneity that fades in no time.
Sadness is what inspires me the most : it is the strongest feeling, even stronger than love. It is what I feel the more in people, and even if it is not the main subject of my pictures, you can always feel it if you look deeper.
Maybe because photography is inherently melancholic in its own shape. Because the instant the picture is taken, it already represents a moment in the past, extinct, finished. It represents what will never be again, as my teenage years.