Since I’ve been thinking about adolescent female imagery all day, I was considering putting together a gallery of some the photographers who are working in this guise right now, but my list was way too long and I felt overwhelmed. I settled on showing some of British photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten‘s work, which feels like a cross-breed between Sally Mann and Jeff Wall. Well, maybe more Wall; it’s quite constructed, but still has traces of feeling, especially in the portraits with one girl in the frame. A little Lauren Greenfield, and Alessandra Sanguinetti (The Adventures of Guile and Belinda and the Engimatic Meaning of their Dreams is possibly my favorite photo project, ever) seem to be seeping in, too. Hello, name-dropper! In any case, Fullerton-Batten recently did a book of teenage work, entitled Teenage Stories. All of the work below is from her personal work; she’s clearly continually interested in the adolescent trope.
Thanks for the inspiration, Miley.