Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Kornelia Shoot - No Man's Land Project

Again , this blog is for criticism and I would appreciate any after you have read what i'm trying to achieve (below).

The images here with Kornelia intend to show how teenage years can feel isolating and unsure, this goes two fold for Kornelai as she is Polish and came across here a few years ago with her family.

Kornelia is 15 (believe it or not) and I'm trying to bring out the serious side of her because she is a bit older than her sister and it shows in her behaviour - she is more introverted and serious, quite self aware, much more so than Natalia (not shown here). 

I am also trying to get a feel of  the whimsical, the ephemeral, a soft and hazy feel to show that teenage years are not real as such and full of uncertainty. In a way I want to show how teenage years are for trying things out, playing, moving from childhood to adulthood....that kind of thing.

Any crit very welcome from photography folk. (click on images to see them in detail)



  1. 4th, 5th and the last one are the ones I feel are strongest in this selection, I feel that they show the uncertainty that is involved with being a teenager, it comes across more in these photographs and looks less staged (which I like). The top one has some highlights (which I don't know if this would be an issue technical wise) but I do like the matching colours what she is wearing and the railings behind her. Did you use a reflector? A number of them have a really nice golden lighting in them.