Cousin.12

She stood here, on her way home, in the familiar surroundings of her small town, somewhere in the Netherlands. Her eyes showed surprising calm and self-confidence for a 12-year old. At the time, I had just started a long-term project of which my cousin Stasja was the subject. I accompanied her with my camera for a year, taking both spontaneous snapshots as well as arranged portraits, showing different facets of a girl who had not really outgrown her childhood, even though it sometimes seemed so…