I met up with my cousin this past Saturday in Ashkelon. There's not much to do on a Saturday anywhere in Israel really because most things are closed, including public transportation. So what better way to spend some quality time than being creative in nature with family?
My grandfather watched me edit some of the photos later that night. He said something I found interesting - that it looks like my cousin in the photos but I made her look much more like a woman in her twenties than the 16 year old girl that she is. I think she does look older and more womanly in the photos but I was trying to build a character and not necessarily photograph her. I didn't sexualize her in any way so I see no problem in making her look older, but... would appreciate any thoughts on making teen models look more grown up???
Here she is on a regular day at school:
Final photos from my shoot with her: