Portraits of People Balancing Things on Their Heads

"Portraits of People Balancing Things on Their Heads" is a series of photographs by Rhodri Brooks that are not so much traditional portraits, but rather evocations of the balancing act young people face at the age between childhood and adulthood. Rhodri explains; “The reasoning behind the objects on the head is that the whole series is portraits of people around my age; late teens and early twenties, which is the age when you’re entering young adulthood – which can be horrible, the realization of all the responsibilities now facing you. So the formal style and the serious, earnest look on the faces of the people represent this new adulthood, where as the objects and the ridiculousness added to the portraits are a link to the silliness and fun of childhood.”

Find out more about Rhodri's work here.