A few months ago, a friend asked me if I was available to do a senior shoot. My initial thoughts were that he wanted me to photograph his elderly relatives, but it soon became clear that one adage still holds true, England and America are two countries separated by a common language.
The thing is that, in England, we don’t have proms, high school graduation ceremonies, homecoming balls, or senior photo shoots. In many ways it’s strange that we don’t celebrate these glory days, and taking a series of portraits of someone who is about to leave home and make their way in the world is a great idea.
I discussed with my friend and his son Kevin the kind of photographs they’d like, and we decided that we’d shoot a selection of images both in the studio and on location around Okinawa. Here are a few of the shots we got in the studio.