Barely Exposed

The inspiration for “Barely Exposed” came about because my son was soon approaching the passage from adolescence to adulthood.  As a mother, I wanted to seize that moment in his life before he became an adult and hold on to that half child, half man.  This idea became the inspiration for my book, “Barely Exposed”.   A book of images of 60 young adults between the ages of 17 to 21.   In the dictionary,

21 is the “ age when one becomes qualified to assume certain civil and personal rights and responsibilities”.  In other words when we, as parents give up complete control of our children.

What passes through the minds of these young soon to be adults??  What are their hopes, fears and dreams?  How do they envision the 21st century?  “a world connected by technology but fractured by war, opened up by the possibilities of boundary crossing and endangered by pending environmental calamity. A world that was created-and could be destroyed-by people working with and against nature, each other and themselves.”

The definition of “barely” is scantily or scarcely.  The definition of “exposed” is to reveal or make known.  The title “Barely Exposed” relates to “The bodies of these young men and women-like their hearts and minds-are open and closed…”  they are a mystery to themselves and stay a mystery to us.  This book becomes a mirror image of humanity.  Some of these young people will go forward, be successful and fit into society.  Others will be failures or too fragile to face their problems and as happens much too often, decide to end their young lives.

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~ by latanaphotography on October 27, 2010.

One Response to “Barely Exposed”

  1. Beautiful site, glorious pictures! Classy, stylish. Poignant text.

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