The Study of Peter Pan is an ongoing project that aims to capture someone at the point in adolescence between childhood and adulthood, and to freeze that moment, the title of the work referencing J. M. Barrie’s well-known mythological character of Peter Pan – the boy who never grows up.
The project began in 2013 as a series of nine photographic portraits in which the camera follows the subject, minutely and patiently studying his face, as he moves through a 360 degree turn.
Acting as a continuation and evolution of this series, a single-channel video portrait (9:14mins), made in Spring 2014, shows the subject sitting, facing the camera for a set period of time. Click here to view the video.
The project continues, with plans afoot for a publication of the new work coming out during 2016.
The work has been exhibited at Oxford House and Four Corners Gallery in London, Ipswich Art School Gallery, and The Museum of Moscow, as part of the International Biennale for Young Art. It has also been published in the New York based art photography magazine Capricious, artist led newspaper Uncertain States, Boys by Girls Magazine, and Kunstforum International.